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A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the Department of Health says.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joins Egypt to call on Israel and Hamas to launch fresh talks in Cairo, days after a previous truce collapsed.
Goals from debutant Mauro Zarate, Stuart Downing and Carlton Cole see West Ham cruise past managerless Crystal Palace
New measures to fight extremist groups are being looked at by the government, the home secretary says, as she defends its counter-terrorism strategy.
A UN envoy calls for action to prevent what he says may be the possible massacre of Iraqis in the town of Amerli, besieged by Islamic State.
A stray dog was rescued from a busy Los Angeles highway after motorists worked together to capture the animal.
Ivory Coast becomes the latest African country to close land borders to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on to its territory.
Swansea City maintain their winning start to the Premier League season as they hold on to win at home to newly promoted Burnley.
Diego Costa and Eden Hazard score as Chelsea eventually break down a stubborn Leicester to maintain their 100% start to the season.
Iceland issues a red alert for the Bardarbunga volcano, closing air space over the eruption site but all airports currently remain open.
The body of the former Irish prime minister Albert Reynolds is lying in repose in Dublin ahead of his funeral on Monday.
Dozens of people are thought to have drowned after a boat loaded with at least 170 migrants sank off the coast of Libya.
The Chinese authorities shut down an independent film festival, which had suffered disruption in the past, on its opening day.
Lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy cross back from rebel-held east Ukraine as German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks in Kiev.
Aston Villa and Newcastle United emerge with a point each after an entertaining but goalless draw at Villa Park
Nico Rosberg beats Lewis Hamilton to pole position at the Belgian Grand Prix in treacherous wet conditions.
Two lorry drivers from Northern Ireland are remanded in custody following the death of an Afghan migrant found in a container at Tilbury docks in Essex.
At least 25 people have died in the collapse of a rebel-held gold mine in the southern Central African Republic, officials say.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded shortly after lift-off on Friday at the company's site in McGregor, Texas.
Malky Mackay is facing fresh allegations about text messages he is claimed to have shared with Iain Moody while Cardiff boss.