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The new Afghan government is to sign a deal on Tuesday that will permit a reduced contingent of US troops to remain in the country beyond 2014.
A US judge fines a Dutch tourist for crashing a drone into a hot spring in Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park.
A woman has had her finger amputated - and told she was within hours of death - after being bitten by a false widow spider.
Police searching for missing student Hannah Graham say there is a forensic link between suspect Jesse Matthew and another unsolved murder case.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protestors are still occupying central Hong Kong despite police using pepper spray and tear gas to end the demonstrations.
Toyota is recalling Tacoma pickup trucks because of a potential vulnerability in the vehicles' suspension systems.
Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.
Protests in Hong Kong appear set to continue, as tens of thousands of people camped on the streets defy calls to go home.
Forty-six people go on trial in Antwerp on charges of belonging to a group that sent jihadists to Syria, in the largest case of its kind in Belgium.
Leonardo Da Vinci painted three versions of his famous painting The Lady with an Ermine, a French scientist discovers.
Visitors to this year's Turner Prize 2014 exhibition will find themselves spending much of their time watching films in semi-darkness.
A hotel in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia, is evacuated after a man apparently takes an employee hostage at gunpoint.
Billionaire Donald Trump says he "may sue" the Twitter user who tricked him into retweeting an image of British serial killers Fred and Rose West.
Police in Sudan say a Spanish embassy official has been found stabbed to death at his home in the capital, Khartoum.
Seven Ukraine soldiers reportedly die in a clash with pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport - the military's heaviest single loss since a truce.
A teenage boy is found guilty of shooting his 15-year-old girlfriend dead after she went to give him a birthday present.
Accounts on messaging service Snapchat have been hijacked to send spam - but the site says it was not the victim of a hack.
A record 3,072 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean so far this year, an international migration body says.
Paul McGinley says his relationship with Darren Clarke will not influence the appointment of Europe's next Ryder Cup captain.
Hong Kong protests and the background to the Occupy Central movement - in 60 seconds.