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Singer Kate Bush requests fans do not take any photographs or record footage using mobile devices at her upcoming live concerts.
At least 25 Turkish police are arrested amid a crackdown on those linked to a corruption inquiry targeting government officials.
A principal at an academy school in Birmingham, who resigned because she felt under undue pressure from governors, has given a statement after resuming her post.
A group of soldiers in Nigeria is refusing to fight Boko Haram militants until they receive better equipment, one of the mutineers tells the BBC.
The principal of one of the schools investigated over the alleged "Trojan Horse" plot, who resigned citing "undue pressure" from governors, returns to her post.
Barcelona's Luis Suarez says he has talked to specialists about his behaviour and insists there will be no more biting incidents.
Can the cravat make a comeback?
Former gang member, Justin Rollins, told the BBC he struggled with the violence in prison and believes more work should be done to help vulnerable inmates cope behind bars.
A major aid operation to reach more than half a million people displaced by fighting in northern Iraq is launched by the UN refugee agency UNHCR.
A 23-year-old man is charged with murder of two British students earlier this month in Borneo.
A coach carrying 53 adults and children on a trip to the seaside crashes down a ditch off the M5 near Stroud, Gloucestershire.
A study suggests the way children draw at the age of four can be a predictor of intelligence 10 years later.
The former Northern Ireland environment minister, Ulster Unionist Sam Foster, has died at the age of 82.
A minibus driver who was looking at photographs on his mobile phone hit and killed a cyclist, a court has heard.
An Indian court orders the release of a human rights activist who has been on hunger strike for 14 years in protest of a law granting soldiers sweeping powers.
Annual house price inflation was 10.2% in the year to June, driven by a 19.3% London rise, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Scores of schools in northern Mexico remain closed almost two weeks after large quantities of sulphuric acid leaked into a river from a copper mine.
Google's driverless cars are programmed to occasionally exceed speed limits by up to 10mph, says the project's lead engineer.
Australian MP Clive Palmer has been criticised after he launched an extraordinary attack on the Chinese government, live on national TV.
The chair of the Commons Home Affairs committee has described as "catastrophic" a £224m fine imposed on the Home Office after it illegally ended a contract with a major US corporation brought in to modernise the UK's immigration controls.