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A French appeal court refuses to allow a father to take custody of his biological son, who was given up for adoption by his mother.
The number of mortgages being granted by Britain's banks falls by 16% over the last year, according to banking industry body, the BBA.
Hundreds of people flee to a military airstrip in Kenya's Mandera region after the deadly weekend bus attack by Somali militants.
A computer engineer admits stabbing to death a 14-year-old boy he met online.
The murder of British soldier Lee Rigby could not have been prevented despite his killers appearing in intelligence investigations, a report finds.
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This week's counter-terrorism bill will expand minister's powers - and face accusations of injustice, says Dominic Casciani.
The eurozone may be stuck in an enduring period of no growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
Two men suspected of releasing a pirated copy of Hollywood blockbuster The Expendables 3 have been arrested.
Ana Botin has moved swiftly to reshape Santander, ousting its chief executive after less than two years in the role.
Top Twitter boss accidentally tweets a private message about acquiring a company.
A group of seven Yemenis and a US military expert kidnapped by al-Qaeda-linked militants are freed by Yemeni forces, an official tells the BBC.
British TV productions win three awards at the International Emmys in the US, including a best drama prize for axed Channel 4 series Utopia.
Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema go on strike in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.
Ferguson has probably seen its worst rioting yet, a police chief says, after a jury decision not to bring charges over Michael Brown's death.
Two more Bill Cosby shows are axed as the veteran comedian continues to face allegations of sexual assault.
Former cabinet minister David Mellor is secretly recorded having a heated row and swearing at a taxi driver, a tabloid newspaper reports.
Pope Francis arrives in Strasbourg where he will address the European Parliament and Council of Europe, but will not meet the city's Catholics.
Rescue teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of a block of flats that collapsed in Egypt's capital Cairo, killing at least 10 people.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has been targeted by computer hackers in an attack which reports say has forced the company to shut down its corporate network.