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A train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was travelling at twice the speed limit. So how safe are US trains?
An attempted military coup is underway in Burundi with heavy gunfire in the capital Bujumbura and thousands of civilians fleeing the small, land-locked country.
The BBC's Gordon Corera reports on the radical Islamist preacher, Anjem Choudary, who some believe has prompted the government's plans to tackle extremism.
The travel firm Tui is dropping the Thomson and First Choice travel brands in a revamp of its business.
Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's attempt to return home to tackle a coup fails and he has returned to Tanzania, officials there say.
Neuroscientists observe compass-like activity sweeping around a dense ring of cells inside the brain of fruit flies.
TV presenter Claudia Winkleman relives the "horrific" Halloween costume fire that injured her daughter last year, saying: "We couldn't put her out."
Two police officers are injured with "electrical power tools" during a siege in south Devon.
Prince Charles asked the Blair government to consider the culling of badgers, historic documents reveal.
Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen will not play in the Indian Premier League because of calf and Achilles injuries.
A commuter train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was travelling at twice the speed limit, say safety experts.
The BBC's Michelle Fleury reports from the scene of the train crash in Philadelphia as investigators looks for clues as to what caused the derailment.
The White House praised Facebook's new policy to require a $15-per-hour (£9.53) minimum wage for contractors who do a "substantial amount of work" for the firm.
The USA 4x100m relay team are stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals because of Tyson Gay's drugs ban.
Prince Charles's press adviser Kristina Kyriacou attempts to snatch Channel 4 News reporter Michael Crick's microphone as he asks about the publication of some of his private letters.
A man suspected of attacking four strangers in Manhattan within hours on Monday is shot and wounded by police.
A mother and her twin daughters are found dead at a house in east London, as a man is found hanging nearby, police say.
The Vatican is to formally recognise Palestinian statehood in a treaty that will be signed shortly, officials say.
In Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people have spent the night out in the open after the second major earthquake to strike in less than three weeks.