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A massive fire breaks out at a building under construction in downtown LA, shutting freeways and damaging other buildings.
A selection of news images from around the world
Volunteers who fill Kuala Lumpur's potholes are told to let the council handle the problem.
Relatives demand justice after Alexander Mora, one of 43 Mexican students who went missing in Iguala on 26 September, is confirmed dead.
Chancellor George Osborne says the spending cuts necessary to reduce the deficit are a "price that works for our country".
Hit Disney animation Frozen is iTunes' best-selling movie of all time, as Ed Sheeran's X and Pharrell Williams' Happy are named the UK's biggest album and single of 2014.
Ralph Baer creator of the Odyssey - the first TV-connected gaming console - has died aged 92.
Angry protesters in California continue to rally against the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police.
President Hassan Rouhani speaks out against corruption in Iran and warns that it is "endangering" the country's Islamic Revolution.
Band Aid founder Bob Geldof defends his latest charity single, saying criticism helps raise the profile of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.
Will Gompertz considers whether the quality of an artist's work is made or marred by having used drugs in the past.
How Philippine authorities saved lives in Typhoon Hagupit
The best-known liberal TV channel in Russia is told to quit its rented studios in Moscow while another private channel faces closure.
Conservative MP Nigel Mills admits playing a popular puzzle game on his tablet computer during a parliamentary committee hearing.
A government decision to close a fund that helps disabled people to live and work in the community is lawful, the High Court rules.
Officials are investigating claims that a senior Korean Air executive delayed a flight after taking issue with the way she was served nuts.
Transport services in Belgium have been severely disrupted by strikes protesting against government austerity measures.
Six people are handed death sentences for an attack on a market in western China's Xinjiang province that killed 39 people in May.
Lewis Hamilton is ready for a rest after his title-winning season, Christian Horner says red Bull will bounce back, plus more.
The Canadian embassy in Cairo is closed due to "security concerns", a day after Britain shut its mission in the Egyptian capital.