BBC World Service
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UK unemployment fell by 154,000 in the three months to the end of August to 1.97 million, the first time it has been below two million since 2008.
A second health worker in the US state of Texas has tested positive for Ebola, officials say, after treating a Liberian man who died last week.
The new wife of Hollywood star George Clooney, lawyer Amal Clooney, joins Greece's campaign to return the Parthenon sculptures from Britain.
American David Greenglass, involved in one of the most high-profile espionage scandals of the Cold War, died in July at 92, it is now reported.
An American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to Dallas made an emergency landing after the cabin's wall panels cracked loose.
India says tobacco firms will soon have to reserve almost all the space on cigarette packs for health warnings.
Access to the BBC's English-language website appears to have been "deliberately blocked" across China, the corporation says.
Feminist video-games critic Anita Sarkeesian cancels a talk after organisers receive an email threatening a "massacre style attack".
Bank of America reports a big drop in profits due to a multi-billion dollar settlement with US authorities.
Bono says the decision to add U2's new album to all iTunes users' music libraries arose from a mixture of megalomania, generosity, self-promotion and fear.
How false alarms are spreading faster than the virus
The UN's Ebola mission chief says the world is falling behind in the race to contain the deadly virus, with thousands of new cases predicted.
Tata Steel says it is planning to sell its Long Products division, which employs 6,500 people in the UK and Europe.
In a landmark ruling Australia's federal court says a baby born in Australia to an asylum seeker from Myanmar is not entitled to a refugee visa.
The Serbian foreign minister says a flag incident which halted a football match with Albania was a "political provocation" as Uefa takes action.
American 31 year-old was "irritable and argumentative" without the device and showed "involuntary movement", study claims.
Nicola Sturgeon is set to replace Alex Salmond as leader of the SNP and first minister of Scotland, it has been confirmed.
Malaysian authorities arrest 13 men and women suspected of planning to join Islamic State fighters in Syria in a raid near Kuala Lumpur.
12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen casts an unknown actor in the lead role for a new drama pilot for US television.