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Three women are sentenced for their roles in a "pyramid" scheme in which thousands of people lost money.
The Ebola epidemic threatens the "very survival" of societies and could lead to failed states, the World Health Organization (WHO) warns.
Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi appoints Khalid Bahah as his new prime minister, in a move welcomed by Shia Houthi rebels.
As many as 180,000 people have fled after Islamic State militants overran the Iraqi city of Hit in western Anbar province, the UN says.
Las Vegas hosts million-dollar chess tournament
TV star Judy Finnigan apologises after comments she made about convicted rapist Ched Evans on ITV's Loose Women show prompted a Twitter backlash.
US public health workers "would not be surprised" to see additional Ebola infections among hospital staff, a senior US official says.
Actress Reese Witherspoon says her new film Wild - about a young woman's 1,000-mile hike across America - was the most challenging of her career to date.
Typhoon Vongfong, the strongest storm to hit Japan this year. makes landfall on the country's main islands.
The Thai charge d'affaires is summoned to the UK Foreign Office over the inquiry into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
Watchdog reveals how much extra cash some MEPs are making
Australian store pulls 'racist' top
Defence battles to avoid jail
Winners of Urban Photo of the Year competition
Ebola screening to begin at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says
India's main opposition Congress drops high-profile MP Shashi Tharoor as a party spokesperson after criticism that he praised PM Narendra Modi.
Wigan prop Ben Flower faces a minimum eight-game ban for punching St Helens' Lance Hohaia when he faces an RFL hearing on Tuesday.
The far-right Jobbik party in Hungary makes gains in local elections dominated by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling nationalist Fidesz.
Michael Brown and hip hop resistance in Ferguson