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Italy's first female astronaut has arrived at the International Space Station.
A 12-year-old boy has been shot dead by police in the US city of Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground.
Thousands of NHS workers in Northern Ireland stage a four-hour strike over pay.
Insurance companies are to be banned from covering the cost of terrorist ransoms under a raft of measures being unveiled by the home secretary.
Drugs given to 15 women who died after sterilisation surgery were contaminated, a minister in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh says.
Diplomats are to make a final push for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme ahead of a 23:00 GMT deadline, amid talks of a possible extension.
Former minister Owen Paterson is to call for the UK to exit the EU, putting pressure on the prime minister amid Tory divisions on the issue.
There is anxiety, and fear of more unrest, in Ferguson, Missouri, as a grand jury decides whether to indict a white policemen for shooting dead an unarmed black teenager, writes the BBC's Joanna Jolly.
The trial of businessman Shrien Dewani on charges of plotting his wife's murder should be halted and the case thrown out, his lawyers are expected to tell the judge later.
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Mary J Blige adopts a new musical home
British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.
A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria tells the BBC he is not a mercenary.
Global business confidence slipped to five-year low in October, according to a survey of 6,100 companies from Markit Economics.
Nine-year-old actress Cherry Campbell, the star of CBeebies show Katie Morag, becomes the youngest-ever winner at the Bafta Children's awards.
Nurses, midwives, ambulance staff and other NHS workers are staging a four-hour strike on Monday.
The case of a businessman who wants to stop malicious web postings about him appearing in Google searches is set to begin at the High Court.
Hopes pinned on Ebola clinical trials in Guinea
Two men are seriously burned in an explosion at a flat in south Birmingham while rescue dogs search the remains of the property.
French come out fighting for their economic reputation