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Boston's bid for the 2024 Olympics is in further doubt after the mayor said he would not use taxpayer funds to cover any cost overruns.
The Catalonia region of Spain has seen its biggest forest fire this year, with more than 1,200 hectares burned in less than 24 hours.
The US President Barack Obama has been giving many speeches to Kenyan people in the last few days. Here are 12 things he reveals about his family and outlook.
US President Barack Obama says attacks on him by Republican presidential candidates are "outrageous" and would be "ridiculous if it weren't so sad".
South Africa's embattled police chief criticises a judge-led inquiry which blamed her officers for the killing of 34 miners in Marikana.
Manchester Royal Infirmary temporarily shuts its A&E unit after a suspected outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
Burger King has credited the return of its "chicken fries" for helping to drive a better-than-expected rise in second quarter profit.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis take legal action against MailOnline over pictures of their daughter.
Kenyan cartoonists have fun at Obama's expense
Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari will "try everything" to win the Formula 1 championship after his dramatic victory on Sunday.
One of India's richest men, Yusuffali Kader, has bought the original Scotland Yard site in Whitehall for £110m.
Renault Sport boss Cyril Abiteboul demands more respect from Red Bull after two seasons of largely disappointing results.
The Libyan capital may appear calm, but it is still very far from being stable or peaceful, says John Simpson.
Shares in mainland China have recorded their biggest one-day fall for more than eight years following a sell-off towards the end of the trading day.
Bethany Bell gets an exclusive look at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) laboratory near Vienna.
Aston Villa sign Ghana striker Jordan Ayew, as they look to replace Liverpool's Christian Benteke.
Joe Jackson, the father of late singer Michael Jackson, suffers a stroke, according to a Brazilian hospital.
Bangladesh has only a little more than 100 Royal Bengal tigers living in the Sunderbans forest, far fewer than previously thought, a new census shows.
The outlook for the eurozone has improved, says the IMF, but it adds that the region is still "vulnerable to shocks".
Tourists can see a vivid Roman dog mosaic at Pompeii again, despite Italy's conservation problems there.