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Medics in rebel-held Syria accidentally gave a muscle relaxant to up to 75 children instead of a measles vaccine, killing 15, the opposition says.
Thailand's PM apologises for suggesting tourists in bikinis were vulnerable to attack unless they were unattractive, days after two British holidaymakers were killed.
UK retail sales rose by 0.4% during August, helped by shoppers looking to snap up high-powered vacuum cleaners ahead of an EU ban on the products.
Six women are convicted of operating a "pyramid" scheme in south-west England and south Wales, in which thousands of investors lost money.
Country music star George Hamilton IV dies in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 77.
A Chinese newspaper calls for clarification about China's envoy to Iceland, who has gone missing amid rumours he was a Japanese spy.
Five people are killed after violent storms unleash a flash flood at a camp site in Herault in southern France.
A number of World War One and Two munitions have been detonated by bomb disposal experts after a large haul was found in a house in Hertfordshire.
Motorist organisation, the RAC, and the DVLA have clashed over the policing of car tax with claims of increased evasion amid changes to the system.
Birmingham Police have asked for help to identify a man caught on CCTV attempting to take a piece of art from a city centre gallery.
Police searching for London schoolgirl Alice Gross say they are now treating Latvian Arnis Zalkalns, 41, as a suspect.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is pregnant with second child, will not visit Malta this weekend on advice of doctors, Kensington Palace says.
Thai police admit they are struggling to find the killers of two British tourists, after it emerged crime scene DNA did not match that of any suspect.
Russians find their relatives killed in Ukraine conflict are forgotten
The BBC's Nina Warhurst talks to golfers in Cheshire about a vote by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrew's, Scotland, on admitting women for the first time.
Channel 4's Gogglebox and BBC game show Pointless are among the British winners at the Rose d'Or international TV awards in Berlin.
India and China are expected to sign key economic deals on the second day of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, as both sides try to reset a troubled relationship.
Six sports where men and women still set apart
A major international study finds that killings among chimpanzees result from normal competition, not human interference.
Nick Cave becomes reluctant film star