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BBC broadcaster Paul Gambaccini will not face action over alleged historical sex offences, prosecutors say.
The UN special envoy to Syria says up to 700 people, mainly elderly, remain trapped in the Syrian border town of Kobane, besieged by IS militants.
Spain sets up a special committee to deal with the impact of Europe's first case of Ebola, which has killed nearly 4,000 people, mainly in West Africa.
Three independent Islamic schools in London have been subject to snap inspections from education watchdog Ofsted recently, it emerges.
An al-Qaeda convoy carrying a shipment of weapons from North Africa to Mali has been destroyed by French forces, according to officials in Paris.
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Artworks, jewellery and furniture belonging to the late Hollywood actress Lauren Bacall are to go under the hammer, auction house Bonhams has said.
The Scottish government has called for full control over fiscal and tax policy to be devolved from Westminster, in the wake of the vote against independence.
New Kids on The Block, the boy band that was formed in 1984, received the 2,530th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Explicit images believed to have been sent through Snapchat are reportedly put online, but the firm says its servers were not breached.
The FIA is looking at steps to ensure drivers slow down more than they currently do following Jules Bianchi's crash on Sunday.
The family of a missing 15-year-old who is thought to have travelled to Syria fear they may never see her again.
BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson travelled with the Iraqi army to the front line with Islamic State outside Baghdad.
The aunt of a missing 15-year-old from Bristol, who is thought to have travelled to Syria, has said she believes her niece was radicalised online.
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Nigel Farage defends comments suggesting immigrants who are HIV-positive should not be allowed to come to the UK.
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he will not attend the opening of next week's talks aimed at breaking the deadlock at Stormont.
Nigel Farage says UKIP could hold the balance of power in Parliament next year after gaining its first elected MP.