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And still plenty of obstacles to a final Iran nuclear accord
A council review is launched after a 13-year-old boy raped a classmate following a sex education lesson at school in Gwynedd.
"Recall" powers, which could see MPs subject to a public vote on their future in cases of serious misconduct, are backed by the House of Commons.
A grand jury reaches a decision over whether to charge a police officer who killed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, says his family.
The University of Texas acquires the archives of Nobel prize-winning late Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
A teacher and a classroom assistant taped a seven-year-old pupil to a chair during a five-month campaign of bullying, a court hears.
'That money was everything to us - now it's all gone'
A terminally ill woman who claims a hospital did not treat her suspected cancer as urgent has launched legal action against a health board.
Residents and soldiers are fleeing a Nigerian town raided by militant Islamists disguised as traders, officials say, as the country's top Muslim leader criticises the military.
A murder investigation is launched after an 18-year-old man died of gunshot wounds in hospital.
Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.
Mr Hagel may not have been fired from his top military post but he appears to have been pushed, says the BBC's Jonathan Marcus
Police in Granada have arrested three priests and one layman on suspicion of child sex abuse, according to Spain's interior minister.
A businessman who wrote a government report that criticised RBS has been told he can no longer remain a customer of the bank, Panorama learns.
The fatal shooting by US police of a 12-year-old boy brandishing a replica gun in a playground prompts calls for the guns to be more clearly marked.
After feeding him a meatball, a stray dog follows an extreme trekking team for more than 400 miles around Ecuador.
An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working for a charity in Sierra Leone is being flown back to Rome for treatment, officials say.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says women cannot be treated as equal to men, and accuses feminists of rejecting motherhood.
Flooding in southern Morocco kills 32 people and destroys homes after heavy weekend rainfall, officials say.
A novel autonomous sub acquires the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.