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Argentina and the so-called "hold-out" investors fail to reach an agreement at the last-ditch talks, pushing the country towards a default.
Profits at Samsung Electronics fall 20% in the second quarter, hurt mainly by a slowdown in smartphone sales and a strong Korean currency.
Nato is poorly prepared for an attack on a member state by Russia, a group of MPs warns in a report.
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US Vogue's first African American cover girl 40 years on
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A devastating fire tears through Eastbourne Pier, leaving the structure an "absolute red, molten, mess of flame and smoke".
Manchester United's US owners will pocket about $150 million by selling more of their shares in the club on the New York Stock Exchange.
Your experiences of going out for meals on your own
In his book Tiki Pop, Sven Kirsten describes how Tiki bars and cocktails became a welcome escape for Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.
Liberia's government announced it is closing down all schools across the country and deploying troops to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Scientists have been aware of Ebola since the mid-1970s, but so far no vaccine or cure has been developed.
The G7 group of economic powers warns President Putin of further sanctions after Russia called new US and EU penalties "destructive and short-sighted".
A US vehicle passenger is "shaken up" after an axe flew off the back of a lorry on a motorway and crashed midway through a windshield, police say.
Greg Rutherford adds Commonwealth gold to his Olympics long jump title as England move top of the medal table in Glasgow.
The Ebola virus poses a threat to the UK but health services here have the experience to deal with it, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
A major span between New York City and New Jersey will be getting safety fence designed to prevent suicides, after an increase in deaths this year.
Ronny Deila suffers a nightmare first loss as Celtic boss with a heavy defeat by Legia Warsaw in the Champions League qualifiers.