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Four officers from the Royalty Protection unit of the Met Police are investigated over an allegation of weapons property being mishandled.
The patriotic verses that sent soldiers to war
A major security operation is under way in Belfast city centre ahead of an anti-internment rally by Irish republicans and a protest by loyalists.
A British military aircraft makes the first drop of UK humanitarian aid in northern Iraq, to help people who have fled from Islamist militants.
Heavy rain and high winds hit England and Wales as the remains of what was Hurricane Bertha reaches the country.
A plane has crashed near the Iranian capital Tehran, killing 48 people, state TV reports, with several children said to be among the dead.
Cuba will build its first church since the Marxist revolution of 1959, after years as an atheist, then secular, communist state
Polls open across Turkey for the country's first ever presidential election put to a popular vote.
More than one million people are advised to evacuate their homes as powerful Typhoon Halong hits south-western Japan.
A nine-year-old boy from Florida has been speaking about the moment he fought off a nine-foot-long alligator with his bare hands.
UKIP defends one of its MEPs, who allegedly advised prospective party candidates to learn from the speaking style of Adolf Hitler.
The former Conservative chairman, Baroness Warsi, says her party will not win the next election unless it does more to attract ethnic minority voters.
Ukraine's president says he is ready to consider a humanitarian aid mission into rebel-held areas of the east, but only under strict conditions.
How football is helping Denmark's homeless
Brain injury woman publishes diary of steps to recovery
Working on the seventh wonder of the modern world
Readers say which women they want to see on the US dollar
How many people infected with Ebola die?
Alistair Darling, the leader of the Better Together campaign, says he expects to debate with Alex Salmond again before the end of the month.
Rory McIlroy maintains a one-shot advantage after day three of the US PGA, with Austria's Bernd Wiesberger his nearest rival.