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A plan for an island airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", is rejected by the commission looking into the UK's airport needs.
A man has died in a house fire in Carryduff, on the outskirts of Belfast.
Motorists have been warned to expect increased traffic disruption in south Wales as world leaders begin arriving for the Nato summit in Newport.
A former terror suspect criticises government anti-terrorism plans as "rehashing of old policies" which will "disenfranchise" UK Muslims.
Details are revealed of an offence committed by a convicted rapist, who was later employed as a Milton Keynes taxi driver.
The US military says it carried out a military operation against al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants in Somalia.
China's museum boom hatches roast duck tribute
Radamel Falcao's loan move to Manchester United was the major deadline day signing as summer spending hits a record £835m.
A British activist who campaigns for better labour conditions is set to go on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
How Americans join the fight in Syria
Premier League clubs have been on a player buying spree, with spending at £835m, as the end of the transfer window passes.
Does the rest of the UK care if the Scots become independent?
How much has the Ice Bucket Challenge achieved?
Anti-euro but pro-EU party shakes up German politics
Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.
How corals stir up their world to draw in nutrients
Who will be satisfied and who left with regrets after transfer window?
Superfast computer technology is to be piloted in the Highlands in a project involving Fujitsu, Highland Council and Energy North.
Gordon Brown says an independent Scotland would become "an international outcast" if it refused to accept a share of UK debt.
Children's entertainers The Singing Kettle announce they are calling it a day and will stop performing early next year.