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There is mounting anger in Indian-administered Kashmir amid accusations that the government has acted too slowly in the latest flood crisis.
New Zealand police say possible victims from several nations have contacted them after a hostel owner was charged with drugging and assaulting tourists.
The actor Richard Kiel, famous for playing Jaws in two James Bond films, has died at the age of 74.
First Minister Alex Salmond is to hold a press conference for international media on the anniversary of the 1997 devolution referendum.
The wife of the ex-lover and alleged killer of US TV host Scott Rogers told doctors to "pull the plug" on his life support machine, say police.
Would Scottish vote for independence affect the Queen?
Rights group Amnesty International urges Thailand's coup leaders to end repression, citing "widespread" human rights violations.
The inquest is set to begin into the death of a nurse found hanged after answering a hoax call at her hospital about the Duchess of Cambridge in 2012.
Daily Show host Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut at the Toronto Film Festival with a film about about a journalist imprisoned in Iran
The speech US President Obama had hoped to avoid
Survivors' tales from the Kashmir floods
A record number of people were charged with stalking-related offences in England and Wales last year after the introduction of new laws, prosecutors say.
Proton beam therapy centres to treat cancers will be available in Manchester and London in 2018, NHS officials confirm.
Delays bringing in screening for lung cancer in the UK could cost tens of thousands of lives, warns a leading cancer expert.
One aid worker's week on the Ebola front line
Actor Richard Kiel - who played steel-toothed villain Jaws in two James Bond films - has died aged 74, a Californian hospital confirms.
President Obama says he will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State militants in Syria as well as Iraq.
South African Judge Thokosile Masipa is due to give her verdict at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius - the athlete could face 25 years in jail.
Scientists in Birmingham are trialling new medical tests that lead to rapid, pitchside diagnosis of concussion in sport.
US research suggests there may be a link between a rare blood type and memory problems in later life.