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The militant group Islamic State is committing war crimes and imposing a "rule of terror" in areas it controls in Syria, the UN says.
Magazine editor Luca Desiata, and professor of Classics Eleanor Dickey, speak about Latin puzzles.
The singer-songwriter Hozier tells BBC Breakfast why one of his songs has caused some controversy.
The Wall Street Journal reports that devices gathering mobile phone data are being flown over the US by the government
Caterham's administrator says the team is ready to race in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after missing two grands prix.
The Russian foreign ministry accuses international monitors in conflict-racked eastern Ukraine of bias towards the government.
The Philae lander is drilling into the surface of comet 67/P, amid fears that its battery may die in hours.
Indian police arrest the owners of two pharmaceutical factories as part of the investigation into the deaths of 15 women after sterilisation surgery.
A report into sex abuse within the Asian community in Coventry has found that relatives are forcing some victims to stay silent for fear of bringing shame on their families.
Preview of Saturday's autumn international between England and South Africa at Twickenham.
Two south Wales men died after having a kidney transplant from the same donor whose organs were allegedly infected with a parasitic worm.
A marking ban by academics angry at plans to change their pensions could be called off next week after the two sides agree talks.
Police investigating historical sexual abuse allegations are looking at information on "possible homicide", Scotland Yard says.
England need to be inventive and raise the tempo if they are to end their dire run against South Africa, says Jeremy Guscott.
An air and ground search is being carried out for a Royal Marine who has gone missing in the Cairngorms National park.
A gay and lesbian group in Botswana wins a landmark legal case in the country's High Court, allowing it to be officially registered.
In the run-up to the 2015 general election, politicians have a lot to gain by knocking on people's doors and listening, Laura Kuenssberg says.
A mother suffocated her three disabled children with a nappy because she "could not carry on", according to a letter to her nanny.
Hans-Joachim Eckert is "surprised" by criticism from Fifa counterpart Michael Garcia over the World Cup corruption report.
Oil prices are likely to continue falling well into 2015, the International Energy Agency forecasts.