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Best-selling crime writer Ruth Rendell is in a critical but stable condition after suffering a stroke, her publishers have said.
Tullow Oil takes a $2.2bn (£1.45bn) hit from the oil price collapse and cuts its exploration spending by a third.
A leading Kenyan newspaper apologises for publishing Charlie Hebdo's cover, depicting Prophet Muhammad following an outcry from its Muslim readers.
New Ebola cases in the three West African countries worst affected by the deadly outbreak of the virus are declining, weekly UN figures show.
Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian, detained for almost six months in Iran, is to stand trial on unspecified charges, state media report.
The Swiss franc soars 30% in chaotic trade as Switzerland abandons trying to peg its currency against the euro.
Model Chloe Gains who claims she was drugged and sexually abused by Bill Cosby six years ago has met with LA police to pursue criminal charges against the comedian.
A CIA internal watchdog clears its officers of improperly accessing the computers of members of the US Senate intelligence committee.
Kofi Annan says force alone may not solve Nigeria's conflict with Boko Haram and that politicians should "reach out" to try to find a solution.
President Francois Hollande vows that France will protect all religions and says that Muslims are the main victims of fanaticism and intolerance.
A $500 (£329) rug is removed from a Florida sheriff's office after someone spotted it mistakenly read "in dog we trust".
After Simone Battle took her own life last year, her G.R.L. band mates dedicate new track Lighthouse to her memory.
Catalonia's pro-independence President Artur Mas calls early regional elections for 27 September, in a new challenge to Madrid.
BP expects the oil price will stay in the range of $50 to $60 for two to three years. Why, and what would that mean?
Firefighters are tackling a "major" fire at council offices in Oxfordshire believed to be the result of an arson attack.
About 200 jobs are to be cut at Cadbury's plant in Birmingham as part of a deal to invest £75m in new production lines at the plant.
Satellite images of Nigerian towns attacked by Boko Haram earlier this month show widespread destruction and suggest a high death toll, Amnesty International says.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi unveils two large phablets, comparing them directly with Apple's iPhone 6 Plus.
A driver from the web-based taxi firm Uber goes on trial in Delhi charged with the rape of a passenger last month.
New pensioner bonds paying an annual interest rate of up to 4% are now on sale but high demand has led to some website problems.