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A unmanned US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California.
At least 32 climbers died on a key Nepali hiking route after it was hit by major snowstorms and avalanches earlier this week, officials say.
Russian tennis boss Shamil Tarpischev is fined £15,500 for referring to Serena and Venus as "the Williams brothers".
Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong retake streets in the Mong Kok district which had been cleared by the authorities hours earlier, pushing back riot police.
Tens of thousands of people are expected to join protests organised by the TUC over the issue of pay following a week of action organised by unions.
A senior UN health official defends moves to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa after a damning internal report from the World Health Organisation.
Some of the earliest heroes of the Soviet space programme were homeless dogs from the streets of Moscow.
A 135-metre Russian container ship with hundreds of tons of fuel on board is drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia.
One of the Pope's staunchest critics says he is to be demoted from his senior posting, amid the Vatican Synod on reforms to Church teaching.
Pakistani scholar accused of being drunk during TV appearance
Journey home reveals a changing Afghanistan
The Chinese couples posing at London landmarks at 6am
The politician who's set thousands of pulses racing
Why the new Star Wars film was shot on a small Irish island
The mayor of the Mexican town of Iguala, who left the town after 43 protesting students went missing amid clashes, is impeached by the state congress.
Do US presidents carry cash around with them?
Frank Gehry's "cloud of glass", otherwise known as the Louis Vuitton Foundation, has finally been unveiled in Paris.
MPs call for an urgent investigation into allegations files relating to the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal went missing.
UK planning experts are to advise Chinese mayors on the benefits of building environmentally friendly cities.
Hurricane Gonzalo arrives over Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean with winds of about 185km/h, and is expected to cause significant damage over the weekend.