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Colchester Hospital warns patients to stay away from A&E except for "serious or life-threatening" conditions, as it declares a "major incident" following an inspection.
Space scientists say the comet lander, Philae, has gone into standby mode, because of low power.
President Obama warns of the dangers of conflict in Asia and says the region's security cannot be based on intimidation.
Labour leader Ed Miliband is expected to criticise Sports Direct over its use of zero-hours contracts in a speech on Saturday.
US President Barack Obama, who is attending the G20 summit in Australia, says Asia's security must not be based on intimidation and bullying.
A 22-year-old football fan has died in hospital after falling in a stairwell at Celtic Park following Scotland's European Championship qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issues an alert around the Moluccas in Indonesia after a quake of 7.3 magnitude.
BBC Children in Need 2014 gala raises more than £32.6m on the night.
Guest columnist Ahmed Rashid says a tepid government response has only exacerbated problems such as malnutrition, polio, lack of education, and terrorism.
Food and drink was confiscated from tennis fans attending the ATP tour finals because of the UK's raised terror threat, organisers say.
The Ebola outbreak has impacted on all signs of everyday life in Sierra Leone, one of the most badly affected countries, says Mark Doyle.
Nicola Sturgeon will use her first SNP conference speech as party leader to urge voters to dump Labour in next May's UK election.
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Fire bosses call for safety messages to be displayed on electronic cigarette kits as figures show a surge in incidents linked to the devices.
Two Norwegian men fishing in Troms came within an arm's length of a group of humpback whales.
An exhibition has opened in Chicago featuring the work of artist Matt Mitchell. He has painted 100 US military veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Newsnight has spoken to the President of Uzbekistan's grandson