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Manchester United agree a fee with Ajax for versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind.
A group of Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are "under attack", the Philippine defence minister says.
A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, missing since being taken out of hospital by his parents against medical advice, may be in Spain, Hampshire Police say.
EU leaders are to meet in Brussels to consider how to respond to Russia following accusations that its troops are fighting inside Ukraine.
Military units in Lesotho have seized the police headquarters in a possible coup attempt, officials in the southern African mountain kingdom say.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are to meet for talks to try to reach agreement on new measures to tackle the threat posed by Islamist extremists.
Most of 24 gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday have been resuced, officials say.
Most of 24 gold miners trapped underground in northern Nicaragua since Thursday have been rescued, officials say.
David Cameron and Nick Clegg are meeting for intense talks on new measures to tackle the threat posed by Islamist extremists.
Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova enjoy straight sets wins in the US Open but Venus Williams and Simona Halep go out.
Housing experts are calling for minimum standards in the private rental market to prevent landlords from exploiting vulnerable tenants.
Leaders of the EU's 28 states are heading to Brussels for a special Saturday summit to decide who will fill two of Europe's top jobs.
The corruption case of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife has gone to a jury after a 25-day trial.
The Ebola vaccine, ZMapp, which has been tested on 18 laboratory monkeys with a 100% success rate will now be tested on humans.
Some 230 members of an Orthodox Jewish group begin leaving a village in western Guatemala after a bitter row with the local indigenous community.
George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.
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Italian PM Matteo Renzi announces measures to quicken the pace of the country's notoriously slow justice system to help the struggling economy.
A US judge strikes down part of a Texas abortion law that would have closed more than a dozen clinics.
Ecuador says it will introduce the world's first digital currency issued by a central bank and it will go into circulation in December.