BBC World Service
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The UK government is seeking buyers for its 40% stake in the cross-Channel passenger train operator Eurostar to help boost the public finances.
Hi-res surveillance system causes controversy in the US
Oil-rich Azerbaijan arrests critics while chairing Council of Europe
Will he be jailed or could he compete in Rio Olympics?
Why did life expectancy in the US drop by 12 years after WW1?
A US company has developed a way of monitoring an entire neighbourhoods using technology originally developed during the Iraq war.
Scientists warn that an army of organisms from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and destroy native species.
The Soviet space mission where nearly everything went wrong
Donors at a Cairo conference pledge $5.4bn (£3.4bn) in aid to the Palestinians, after the 50-day Gaza conflict between Israel and Hamas.
The cool cars that money simply can't buy
The low-profile Argentine behind the eBay of Latin America
England boss Roy Hodgson says it is "unfair" if responsibility for resting Liverpool's Raheem Sterling falls on him alone.
A top US health official says a mistake was clearly made by staff treating a man who died of Ebola in Texas, resulting in one of them becoming infected.
The Indian Super League begins, with Peter Reid's Mumbai City losing 3-0 to Atletico de Kolkata in the opening game.
Hundreds gather at a memorial service in Manchester to pay tribute to murdered British hostage Alan Henning, described as "a local, national and world hero".
Calls to the NHS's non-emergency 111 phone line are to be screened to identify possible Ebola sufferers, the health secretary says.
Wayne Rooney scores his 43rd goal for England who struggle to victory against 10-man Estonia in their Euro 2016 qualifier.
Nicki Minaj fails to capture the first UK solo number one single in her own right as her song Anaconda is beaten into third place.
Archaeologists in Greece uncover a large floor mosaic at a huge burial site at Amphipolis dating to the time of Alexander the Great.
Lewis Hamilton is full of praise for Mercedes after they won the constructors' championship and he secured his ninth win of the season.