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US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Afghanistan to help resolve tensions over the country's hotly disputed presidential elections.
Firefighters are called to a large fire to the west of Glasgow, which is thought to have broken out close to a bus depot.
Pakistan's military says its anti-militant offensive in a north-western tribal area has now taken control of 80% of the strategic town of Miranshah.
The Dorchester Hotel is raided by a gang on mopeds in the second smash and grab in a month.
Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she led them on a car chase through Washington DC will not face criminal charges.
Ray Whelan, head of Fifa partner Match Hospitality, has fled to escape arrest in Brazil over alleged illegal ticket sales, Rio police say.
A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue is sold for nearly £16m at Christie's of London, amid calls from the country's ambassador for it to be handed back to Egypt.
The F-35 combat jet, due to be used on Britain's new aircraft carriers, will not appear at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Friday.
A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.
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A violinist took a fatal overdose after learning the jury in her abuser's trial had been instructed by the judge to find not guilty verdicts for several charges.
A Catholic bishop in southern Italy suspends all church processions after a parade took a detour to salute a mafia boss who was under house arrest.
Garth Brooks has criticised the handling of his five concerts in Dublin after they were cancelled earlier this week.
The US Federal Trade Commission sues Amazon, alleging it allowed millions of dollars of unauthorised purchases by children in its mobile app store.
The mayor of a Mexican fishing village has "married" a crocodile. The wedding is part of a long tradition, which locals believe brings them prosperity.
Ukrainian government forces clash with pro-Russian separatists near Donetsk airport as the rebels vow to prevent a blockade of the eastern city.
A photo of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl posing with one of his captors has been dismissed as "propaganda" by the US.
A missile notification app called Red Alert is using unlikely hit app Yo to alert Israeli citizens of incoming missile strikes.
Millions of men, women and children are made to work against their will for little or no pay.
England captain Alastair Cook's batting struggles continue as India take control of the first Test at Trent Bridge.