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Mexico's Congress approves sweeping changes to the country's energy industry which will see private oil contracts awarded for the first time since 1938.
The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
Palestinian and Israeli officials continue indirect talks in Cairo on a long-term truce in Gaza as the three-day ceasefire enters its last 24 hours.
West End hit The Audience, starring Dame Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, is to transfer to Broadway next year.
Demonstrations are taking place in Kiev as attempts are made to clear Independence Square of protesters.
A photographer involved in a copyright row with Wikipedia over a monkey "selfie" claims he has lost £10,000 in income over the past two years.
Google says it will give preference to more secure encrypted web pages in its search rankings from now on.
Five not so easy steps for the Rosetta team
Airport security screening technology is vulnerable to hacking, a security researcher has warned at the Black Hat conference in Las Vegas.
Public figures including Sir Mick Jagger and Dame Judi Dench have urged Scotland to say "No" to independence, despite not being able to vote in the referendum.
Fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden has been granted permission to stay in Russia for three more years, his lawyer says.
A US mother defends her decision to leave her two young children in a 'hot car' whilst she attended a job interview.
Readers' photos on the theme of "railways"
Australia's child protection services contact a couple accused of abandoning a surrogate baby, as Thailand separately finds nine babies in a Bangkok flat.
Boris Johnson will have to "come clean" about his political ambitions if he returns to the Commons, says Nick Clegg.
Nick Clegg says he regrets not being able to to write a personal message on a World War One anniversary wreath.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has lead a multi-faith service on a national day of mourning for victims of MH17.
The Major League Soccer All-Stars team beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in a friendly marred by some robust challenges.