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Riding a business wave in Australia's surf centres
Matt Grainger explains how he has managed to turn his passion for surfing into a profitable business.
More than 100,000 people in the city of Recife attend a public Mass for the late presidential candidate, Eduardo Campos, who died in a plane crash on Wednesday.
England beat Canada 21-9 to win the Women's Rugby World Cup for the first time in 20 years.
Alastair Cook says his wife Alice convinced him to stay on as England captain and lead his side to victory over India.
Kurdish forces in northern Iraq take control of the Mosul dam previously held by Islamic State militants, Kurdish officials say.
Jamaican sprinter and world record holder Usain Bolt dances samba with children on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach ahead of a 100m race to promote the Rio 2016 Games.
Country music legend Johnny Cash's childhood home is opened to the public as part of a drive to revitalise the Arkansas town where he grew up.
A father-of-four who was attacked at his home in south-west London has said it felt like he was in a gangster film.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says the team has moved on after Luis Suarez's exit and are stronger than last term.
Missouri governor Jay Nixon criticises police for releasing CCTV footage which apparently shows shooting victim Michael Brown stealing from a shop.
England rout India by an innings and 244 runs in the final Test at The Oval to complete a 3-1 series triumph.
Daniel Sturridge scores late as Liverpool open their campaign with a hard-earned win over Southampton at Anfield.
Two relay golds and Mo Farah's 5,000m victory help Britain to a record haul of medals at the European Championships.
Rwanda are disqualified from the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for fielding an ineligible player with Congo advancing to the group phase.
An Ebola quarantine centre in the Liberian capital Monrovia is attacked by protesters, prompting at least 20 patients to leave the unit.
Alex Salmond says he will explain his currency stance in more detail in a televised BBC debate later this month.
People rescued from a container at Tilbury docks in Essex are understood to be Afghans of the Sikh faith, police say.
The Irish justice minister says she is "concerned" about a woman and baby at the centre of a controversy over the state's new abortion legislation.
Kiss singer and bassist Gene Simmons apologises for "spur of the moment" remarks about people who suffer from depression.