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A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, ending 50 days of fighting in which 2,200 people have died, appears to be holding.
AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani confirms the club have made an official offer to Chelsea for striker Fernando Torres.
The new series of the X Factor is back on television screens from Saturday. Colin Paterson looks at the new judging line-up and the future of the show
Energy-hungry Chile inaugurates its biggest wind farm
American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed two days ago after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, arrives back in the US.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe sent a message to a ceremony honouring war criminals, official confirm, amid strained ties with China and South Korea.
Nigerian schools are ordered to remain shut, delaying the new academic year until 13 October as part of measures to prevent the spread of Ebola.
The UN accuses the Syrian government of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents in a new report on war crimes there.
The UK's most senior police officer says he backs a call to seize passports from Britons who go abroad to fight with militants in Syria and Iraq.
IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in French fraud case but has not been charged.
Microsoft's Holograph project is aimed at visualising information on a screen which feels genuinely three-dimensional.
Claims that a film about actress Linda Lovelace bore striking similarities to 1972 pornographic film Deep Throat are dismissed by a US judge.
Should anybody take a parenting tip from a movie?
Migrants from Africa and the deputy mayor of the town on the French coast on what to do with refugees at Sangatte camps in Calais.
Budget airline Ryanair has confirmed that it plans to bid for the Cypriot national airline, Cyprus Airways, which is up for sale.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah withdraws observers from an audit of votes, threatening to boycott it because of fraud concerns.
A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen.
Jamaican ice hockey aims for the Olympics
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insists he was "not shocked" by the 4-0 League Cup thrashing by MK Dons.