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US Secretary of State John Kerry is due to meet foreign ministers from around the world in Paris to discuss how to defeat Islamic State militants.
First Minister Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron are hitting the Scottish campaign trail ahead of Thursday's independence vote.
Dutch brewing giant Heineken has rejected a takeover offer from SABMiller saying the proposal is "non-actionable".
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced plans to take passports from Australians who may be planning to travel to fight with Islamic State.
Is Ethiopia's thriving art scene killing creativity?
Hit Turkish YouTube comedy opposes slum demolition
Life in a razed Gaza neighbourhood
A hurricane will hit the southern end of Mexico's Baja California peninsula in the coming hours, the United States National Hurricane Centre says.
The Queen tells competitors in the inaugural Invictus Games she has been "deeply moved by your courage, determination and talent".
The leader of Sweden's Social Democrats says he is ready to start coalition talks after their election win, but will not work with the far right.
Restoring dignity to former prisoners of Iraq's Abu Ghraib
The photographer who rejected racism in the American south
Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy misses out on the £6m FedEx Cup prize as Billy Horschel wins the Tour Championship and overall title.
Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game wins the People’s Choice award at the Toronto Film Festival.
Jeremy Bowen reports on how Syrians are "traumatised" by fears of Islamic State fighters.
Police in Uganda say they have seized explosives during raids on suspected al-Shabab militants who were said to be plotting an attack in the country.
Construction has begun on a giant observation tower in the heart of the Amazon basin in Brazil to monitor climate change.
Retailer Phones 4U is to fall into administration putting 5,596 jobs at risk.
Hundreds of people have been showing their opposition to a Russian boycott of fruit and vegetables from Europe with a tomato fight in Amsterdam.
Several Arab countries offer to take part in air strikes against Islamic State militants if approved by the Iraqi government, US officials say.