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French Prime Minister Manuel Valls narrowly wins a crucial confidence vote in parliament, despite a recent cabinet revolt over austerity measures.
The UN says it needs $1bn to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, described as "unparalleled in modern times", as experts warn that time is running out.
South Sudan government issues an order to non-governmental organisations and private firms to fire foreign workers by mid-October amid an aid crisis.
US ground forces could be deployed against Islamic State militants if the current strategy fails, a top US general says.
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright resigns over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.
Both sides in the Scottish independence referendum debate seize on a pledge by the three main Westminster parties to devolve more powers.
Russia needs to boost forces in Crimea because of the Ukraine crisis and a foreign military build-up, Russia's defence minister says.
Ukrainian MPs adopt a law granting special status to parts of eastern regions held by pro-Russian rebels and an amnesty for rebel fighters.
A man persuaded by an Atlanta-area school worker to surrender rather than go on a shooting rampage is sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Tropical storm Odile is moving up Mexico's Baja California peninsula, bringing heavy rains and the threat of mudslides and flash floods.
Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has announced the disappearance of its chief executive and chief operating officer, along with most of its cash.
Some 60 people are now known to have died when a guesthouse for followers of a TV evangelist collapsed in Lagos four days ago.
Irate passengers prevent a senior Pakistani politician from boarding a flight, after they were kept on board for two hours until he arrived.
Some legal groups in South Africa express concern over threats directed at the judge who found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide and not murder.
A Taliban suicide car bomber attacks a foreign military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing three Nato personnel and injuring at least 16 civilians.
Police hunting for suspects of the murder of two Britons in Thailand release CCTV images as the victims' families pay tribute.
Moves to tackle corporate tax avoidance on a global scale are unveiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tells a columnist he is feeling "pretty sick" in hospital as he undergoes testing for tumours in his abdomen and lungs.
Armed robbers steal the archbishop of Rio de Janeiro's crucifix, even though one of the gang recognised him and apologised.
Actress Emma Thompson says her recent stage comeback in Sweeney Todd brought her to tears and that it is a "dream come true" to bring the production to London.