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Battersea Dogs and Cats Home say dogs called Max, Buster and Charlie are more likely to end up at an animal centre.
Scientists say three people with the hair-loss condition alopecia have seen their hair completely re-grow after taking a pill for five months.
Rockets and mortars hit vehicles carrying refugees in the Luhansk area of eastern Ukraine, causing many casualties, the Ukrainian military says.
Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's album X clocks up eight weeks at number one, becoming the joint longest chart-topper by a male solo artist.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants who seized it two weeks ago, Iraqi officials say.
Anti-fracking protesters cause traffic chaos for commuters in Swansea by stopping the construction of a new university building.
India are punished for a slow over-rate during their innings defeat by England in fifth Test at The Oval.
Monarch Airlines may cut as many as 1,000 jobs as part of a major strategic review that aims to cuts costs and may lead to the end of long haul flights.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he plans to leave Ecuador embassy in London "soon" after two years of refuge
The "suicidal" woman who gave birth by caesarean section after being refused an abortion in the Republic of Ireland was reportedly a victim of rape.
Heavily armed men in northern Paris attack a convoy of cars belonging to a Saudi prince, stealing 250,000 euros (£200,000; $330,000), police say.
The live action revival of the 1980s cartoon reptiles tops the North American box office for a second consecutive week.
The US state of Missouri is deploying the National Guard to Ferguson as protests escalate over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
A suburban house has been transformed to help specialists find security flaws in smart devices and stop hackers taking control.
Carmaker Mercedes-Benz is found guilty of manipulating the price of spare parts following an investigation by the authorities in China.
At least 160 people are reported to have been killed in floods and landslides following days of torrential rain in Nepal and northern India.
The Pope has called for reconciliation on the Korean peninsula, as the US and South Korea begin major military exercises.
The torture of watching India crumble against England
Ali Moore reports from the Singapore Garden Festival, where designers, horticulturists and thousands of orchids have created new ideas for Asia's gardens.
US air strikes to support Iraqi forces' efforts to retake Mosul dam are aimed at protecting US interests in Iraq, says President Obama.