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Manchester United to sign Jan Vertonghen and Kevin Strootman, Chelsea give players time off, plus more.
A leading charity is warning that refuge centres are having to turn a third of people away because of a lack of space.
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe dissolves parliament paving the way for a snap election in December, as local media polls show a low level of support.
A memorial service is to be held at Birmingham Cathedral for the victims of the IRA pub bombings in the city, marking the 40th anniversary of the attack.
After Mark Reckless wins the Rochester and Strood by-election, how significant a force is UKIP in British politics?
With deadlines passing before the declaration of the Rochester by-election result, the papers still find UKIP leader Nigel Farage in buoyant form.
One year on from the Ukrainian protests which toppled Viktor Yanukovych, John Simpson visits Moscow's Red Square to consider how serious the divide between Moscow and the West has become.
The UK Independence Party's Mark Reckless has won the Rochester and Strood by-election, giving the party a second seat at Westminster.
Parts of the US north-east are braced for further snow storms, with officials warning residents to be prepared for 3ft (1m) of new snow.
Who exactly is Philly Jesus?
Who is the man who is walking through the streets of Philadelphia dressed up like Jesus?
A conservation charity suggests an increase in sightings of the Loch Ness Monster was due to debris from woodland on the shores of the loch.
Nicaragua says construction of its $50bn inter-oceanic canal will begin next month after feasibility studies are approved.
Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, is attracting increasing amounts of foreign investment but is hoping to win more with a message of cheap and plentiful labour.
The story behind the picture
Libya has yet to recover from the disease of Gaddafi, says James Robbins, and it is difficult to be optimistic about the future.
A group of bystanders lift a car out of the way after the driver leaves it parked on a city centre tramline.
Hatred, a red card, a missed penalty and a record fine - Arsenal's furious visit to Old Trafford in 2003 revisited.
Making sense of Ukraine's year of chaotic events
Protesters and police in Ferguson are all part of a tense waiting game, wondering if a police officer will be indicted for the death of Michael Brown. A look at the events that lead to these circumstances