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Researchers say they have discovered more than 500 bubbling methane vents on the seafloor off the US east coast.
Islamist militias in Libya challenge the legitimacy of the new parliament after announcing their seizure of Tripoli airport.
Lewis Hamilton claims Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg admitted in a post-race meeting that he hit him on purpose.
Israel says it has closed a crossing into Gaza after a rocket attack, while three children are reportedly killed in Israeli raids on Gaza.
For the first time since 1969, a new Antarctic atlas catalogues the 9,000-plus species that make their home in the Southern Ocean.
Fighters from Islamic State have taken control of at least part of a strategically important Syrian government airbase, activist groups say.
The authorities are "close" to identifying a suspected British jihadist who killed a US journalist, the British ambassador to America tells Reuters.
Harry Redknapp's return to White Hart Lane is a miserable one as the QPR boss watches his side beaten by a rampant Tottenham.
Pro-Russian rebels parade captured Ukrainian soldiers in the city of Donetsk, as Ukraine's president announces a major boost in military spending.
Nico Rosberg is to blame for the incident that effectively ended Lewis Hamilton's Belgian GP, says Mercedes boss Toto Wolff.
A British national who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone is being flown back to the UK on an RAF jet, the UK Department for Health says.
Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo wins the Belgian Grand Prix after a clash between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg.
Iran says it has shot down an Israeli drone near its Natanz nuclear site
Iraqi forces say they have defeated a suspected Islamic State attack on the country's largest oil refinery.
A landowner fears torrential rain will open up a 200ft deep sink-hole which has appeared near his house in County Durham.
Two new earthquakes hit a volcano in Iceland that is already the subject of a "red alert" warning over risk to air travel.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has shaken northern California, reports the US Geological Survey.
The parents of a 16-year-old boy who was struck by a car which failed to stop at the scene appeal for the driver to come forward.
Europe's biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, gets under way in west London with its children's day.
Cameroonian striker Albert Ebosse dies after being hit by an object thrown from the stands during a game in Algeria.