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A two-day standoff at a jail in the southern Brazilian state of Parana ends after a group of prisoners free 10 guards they had taken hostage.
Islamic State militants are retreating in parts of the strategic Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish official there says, as air strikes intensify.
Fernando Alonso is leaving Ferrari at the end of this season, the company's outgoing president Luca Di Montezemolo confirms.
Glasgow City overturn a 2-0 deficit against Medyk Konin to reach the the Uefa Women's Champions League last 16.
Czech medical workers spark a diplomatic row after covering a Ghanaian student in black plastic and isolating him over unfounded fears he had Ebola.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson takes on some players considerably smaller than himself at a football match near City Hall.
Government scientists from Wiltshire are calling for micro-biologists to volunteer in the fight against the growing threat of the deadly Ebola virus.
Londoners, Mayor Boris Johnson and Lord Darzi give their thoughts on a proposal to ban smoking in the capital's main squares and parks.
A video of Michelle Obama dancing with a turnip has gone viral on the internet as the First Lady promotes healthy eating.
A blizzard and several avalanches in the Himalayas of central Nepal are reported to have killed at least 29 people, many of them trekkers.
A deaf girl from Pakistan kept as a slave for nine years by a millionaire couple from Salford is to receive £100,000 in compensation.
The Pentagon withheld details of incidents where soldiers were wounded by abandoned chemical weapons in Iraq in 2004-11, a US newspaper says.
Gunfire and air strikes rock Libya's second city, Benghazi, amid an offensive to drive out Islamist militias.
A charity that received donations to pay for treatment for five-year-old brain tumour patient Ashya King says it will not give money to the boy's family.
The BBC's Alastair Leithead visited the National Biocontainment Training Centre in Galveston, Texas to try on a bio-hazard suit and see just how hard it is to guarantee the safety of Ebola doctors and nurses.
First Minister Carwyn Jones calls for a new funding system for Welsh public services to replace a "Blu Tack and cardboard" formula devised in the 1970s.
The new wife of Hollywood star George Clooney, lawyer Amal Clooney, has had talks with Greek PM Antonis Samaras as part of a campaign to return the Parthenon sculptures from Britain.
Schools should not shy away from promoting "fundamental British values" to their pupils, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
Shia Houthi rebels and al-Qaeda militants engage in heavy fighting in southern Yemen, as the rebels seek to expand the territory under their control.
Three members of a Dutch motorcycle club with military backgrounds have gone to Iraq to help Kurds fighting Islamic State, a fellow biker confirms.