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Official data shows a rise in the percentage of primary pupils in England achieving the expected level in the "Three Rs".
French President Francois Hollande calls for an "exceptional" UN intervention in Libya, warning of chaos unless action is taken.
Crystal Palace are in talks to re-sign winger Wilfried Zaha from Manchester United on a season-long loan.
The FBI says it is investigating reports in the US media of recent cyber-attacks against several US banks.
The UK is "deeply elitist" according to an analysis of the backgrounds of more than 4,000 business, political, media and public sector leaders.
A trial vaccine against Ebola could be tested on healthy volunteers in the UK in September, says an international health consortium.
Sections of Argentina's General Confederation of Labour are holding a 36-hour strike, which has caused disruption in the capital Buenos Aires.
Islamic State (IS) militants appear to have executed "dozens" of Syrian soldiers captured after they stormed the Tabqa airbase, activists say.
The Scottish secretary indicates he could join Scotland's negotiating team for talks on independence if there is a "Yes" vote.
Southern California has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie, which hit Mexico's Pacific coast.
A five-year-old boy who wrote an "amazing" fan letter to Scottish Commonwealth swimming champion Ross Murdoch is traced after an appeal on Twitter.
The number of complaints made about NHS care in England increased to an average of 480 every day, according to official data.
The prime minister is to tell business leaders that the UK is "an economy of opportunity" which supports one million Scottish jobs.
School uniform will never be cool, and it is not meant to be, says Mr Drew from TV's Educating Essex
Shooting instructor Peter Wroe tells the BBC why an incident in the US where a nine-year-old girl shot a gun range worker could not happen in the UK.
The Venice Film Festival gets under way in Italy with Birdman, a comedy drama about an actor trying to escape from the shadow of his most famous role.
A physiotherapist bit a client's shoulder and growled "like a baby lion" for sexual gratification, a tribunal hears.
Australia's national flag carrier Qantas reports a net loss of A$2.8bn for the year ending in June - a record annual loss for the airline.
The Nato summit is being held in Newport, Wales and an estimated £50m is being spent on security measures, including an eight mile fence around the venue.
Michael Keaton back on big screen in Birdman at Venice