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A new app called SketchFactor, which uses crowd-sourced data to alert users to 'sketchy' areas, is in hot water after some accuse it of being racist.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approves funds to help contain the deadly virus.
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The UK and US governments warn Russia not to use humanitarian assistance as a pretext for sending troops into eastern Ukraine.
The US launches a second round of air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and confirms that the group has taken Iraq's largest dam.
Up to 120 giant sculptures, depicting Shaun the Sheep in a variety of guises, will form a major public arts trail across London and Bristol next year.
Sixty years ago, Amir Mehdi was betrayed by his Italian companions and denied glory at the summit of Pakistan's K2 mountain.
A Peterhead fish processor reveals it has already had an ordered cancelled following the imposition of sanctions against the EU by Russia.
Torrential rain in Cambridgeshire traps drivers, causes parts of a river bank to collapse and leaves more than 800 homes without power.
World number one Rory McIlroy has the early halfway lead at the US PGA after a second-round 67 at Valhalla.
At least 40,000 people who fled fighting in South Sudan are living in horrific conditions because of flooding at a UN camp, medical charity MSF says.
Senators in Italy vote in favour of sweeping reforms that could lead to a dramatic reduction in the size and power of the upper house of parliament.
People are being asked to stay away from the Meridian Tower in Swansea Marina as police deal with an incident there.
A woman who used internet chatrooms to try to arrange for strangers to rape a former work colleague is jailed for six years.
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German bank BayernLB says it has rejected a 25m euros (£20m) settlement from Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone.
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