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A shell blast kills four people at a school in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the first day of classes, delayed because of the conflict.
A woman who was born with one arm claims she was denied a disability parking permit because she was not considered to be "disabled enough".
US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.
Thousands gather in central Hong Kong for pro-democracy rallies on China's national day, despite a call by leader CY Leung to work with Beijing.
Eighties pop group Spandau Ballet reunite for the premiere of a film about their career.
The family of a missing 15-year-old girl who is feared to have travelled to Syria make an appeal for her return.
David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) is creating 807 new jobs in Northern Ireland as part of a £40m investment.
The UK's nominee to the European Commission for financial services oversight, Lord Hill, faces tough questioning in the European Parliament.
Crowds gather on the streets of Hong Kong
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg has seven terror charges against him dropped, including an allegation that he attended a training camp in Syria.
Human remains have been found in a County Meath bog by a team searching for an IRA victim missing for almost 40 years.
Police Scotland clarifies its policy on deploying firearms officers, following concerns over guns being carried on routine patrols.
US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.
The prime minister admits the week leading up to the referendum on Scottish independence was the most nerve-wracking of his life.
Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.
A cervical cancer victim has donated thousands of pounds to the hospital that failed to spot her disease.
The body representing Welsh councils warns of a risk of a "comprehensive failure" of essential local authority services across Wales.
RAF Tornados fired four missiles at Islamic State vehicles west of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad overnight, the Ministry of Defence says.
Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union.