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Regulated rail fares in England will rise by 3.5% in January 2015, following the release of inflation figures for July.
With Chinese households getting richer, a growing number of people are investing their cash in American real estate.
The second Inbetweeners film continues to dominate the UK and Ireland box office chart, leaving the latest Expendables sequel floundering in its wake.
The handset maker HTC has unveiled a new smartphone that runs a Windows Phone operating system - the first in more than two years.
The US aviation authority bans American carriers from flying over Syria, citing potential security risks from "armed extremist groups".
Fifteen bodies are recovered from the scene of a rocket attack on refugees, a Ukrainian military spokesman says, as heavy fighting is reported.
The Egyptian foreign ministry has criticised the US police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following similar criticism from Iran and China.
Bulgaria suspends work on the Russia-led South Stream project, a pipeline stretching across the Black Sea to southern and central Europe.
The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, after a series of earthquakes in the region.
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.
A man is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a man was found dead inside a shipping container in Essex.
Man Utd ready to offer Nani to get Rojo, Arsenal target Manolas, Hoddle emerges as Palace candidate, plus more.
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The wife and two children of Pope Francis's nephew have been killed in a car crash in Argentina, officials say.
Singer Kate Bush requests fans do not take any photographs or record footage using mobile devices at her upcoming live concerts.
At least 25 Turkish police are arrested amid a crackdown on those linked to a corruption inquiry targeting government officials.
The five-day Gaza ceasefire is extended for a further 24 hours after talks in Cairo, Palestinian and Israeli officials tell the BBC.
The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is arrested on drug-related charges, Chinese state media say, amid an ongoing crackdown on drugs.
The annual rate of UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July to 1.6% as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases during the month.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez says he has talked to specialists about his behaviour and insists there will be no more biting incidents.