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An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.
Zimbabwean riot police beat opposition protestors who were trying to march to parliament to demand jobs and policies to end the high unemployment.
McDonald's says it will appeal against a court ruling in Moscow ordering the closure for 90 days of four of its Russian outlets.
Military officials confirm that a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15 went down in a rural area in western Virginia but the status of the pilot is unknown.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire vows to stay in the job despite calls for him to quit over a damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.
US journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after two years in captivity in Syria, says he is "overwhelmed by emotion" at how many people helped his release.
Profits at Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba have nearly tripled, latest filings reveal, ahead of the firm's planned US stock market debut later this year.
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.
The UN accuses IS militants of war crimes, and the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report.
Thousands of Palestinians begin to return to their homes as an open-ended ceasefire between Israel and militants in Gaza appears to hold.
Forensics officers have so far identified 173 victims of flight MH17, shot down over Ukraine, but say the process is getting more difficult.
The German government announced proposals to tackle alleged abuses of the benefits system by migrants from elsewhere in the European Union.
A fault on Time Warner Cable's network has left its 11.4 million broadband internet subscribers without a connection.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdraws observers from an audit of votes, citing concerns over fraud.
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.
A nine-year-old girl kills her shooting instructor by accident while being shown how to use an Uzi submachine gun at a firing range in Arizona.
Peruvian police say they have found a stash a 3.3-tonnes stash of cocaine hidden in a consignment of coal that was bound for Europe.
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine push their way into the port of Novoazovsk, threatening to open up a new front in the war.
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Israeli minister Yuval Steinitz says the country "seriously considered" a full military reoccupation of Gaza.