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Sam Allardyce leaves his post as England manager by mutual agreement with the FA after one match and 67 days in charge.
The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to tell the party end the "trench warfare" and prepare for an early general election when he delivers his conference speech.
Alton Towers operator Merlin Attractions is fined £5m over the Smiler rollercoaster crash.
After the first US presidential debate, Donald Trump complains about moderator Lester Holt and says he might be tougher on Hillary Clinton next time.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk outlines his vision for establishing a human colony on Mars for people that can afford a $200,000 ticket price.
A man in his 70s has been arrested on suspicion of murdering schoolgirl Elsie Frost in Wakefield more than 50 years ago.
Stars including Chris Evans, Joanna Lumley and Peter Gabriel pay tribute at a celebratory memorial service for Sir Terry Wogan.
The decision not to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard over claims of historical sex offences is upheld by the Crown Prosecution Service.
More than 150 people are prevented from giving blood at an event in Belfast aimed at encouraging people from the Indian community to donate.
Strippers in Louisiana are suing the US state, claiming a new law banning dancers under the age of 21 from working hinders freedom of expression.
A council will not offer a used nappy collection service for children over three, saying most should be potty trained by that age.
Sam Allardyce has left his post as England manager by mutual agreement with the Football Association after one match and 67 days in charge.
In one part of rebel-held Aleppo, nearly all families have left, the ones who remain face starvation.
Chris Evans pays tribute to Sir Terry Wogan at a celebratory memorial service.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is not a supporter of nuclear weapons amid questions about Trident renewal.
A blue topaz stone, thought to be the largest-ever, is to go on permanent loan to the Natural History Museum in London.
The Oscar-winning actor literally runs into a happy couple in Central Park, takes a selfie, and offers his blessing.
Here are the key moments from the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Heavy rain and flooding has left hospital staff chasing eels in the corridors of a hospital in Vietnam.
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New students, in those first awkward days of making friends at university, are being told that being a narcissist only makes you popular in the short term.
Paris city councillors agree to open an experimental nudist area in the French capital, as early as next summer.
Oldham has traditionally been an electoral stronghold for Labour, but the party is facing a mounting challenge from UKIP.
Asylum seekers - mainly Afghan and Pakistani men - leave Austria for Italy, but they face bleak conditions in the city of Udine, Bethany Bell reports.
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A legal case concerning the sale of video-streaming set-top boxes on which subscription content can be accessed for free begins on Tuesday.
Conservative MP Jake Berry has called for the Royal Yacht Britannia to be brought back into service to help the UK strike trade deals.
Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram has once more released a video to reject reports that he had been killed. He has been reported dead five times already.
John McDonnell says independent forecasts suggest you need at least £10 an hour to live a decent life.
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A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Indian photographer Ronny Sen is awarded the second annual Getty Images Instagram grant for his work on a coal town in India where underground fires have burned for more than 100 years.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
England are the "laughing stock of world football" following Sam Allardyce's exit after just 67 days in charge, says ex-captain Alan Shearer.
Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says the TUE system is "open to abuse" and athletes must not "push the boundaries of the rules".
Islam Slimani's header gives Leicester City victory over Porto in their first home Champions League game.
Adverts claiming to understand the experiences of modern women can be a risky strategy. Here are five very different campaigns that consumers either loved or hated.
Photographer Jim Grover spent four hours making pictures of people on London's Westminster Bridge.
Women in South Asia are being used and abandoned by the British Asian men who marry them. Should their treatment be classed as a form of domestic violence?
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has pleaded guilty to destroying sacred sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first case concerning cultural artefacts at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Ninety-seven-year-old Mary has been writing to her friend Cathy every day for 77 years.
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The lucrative counterfeit drugs trade causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Technology can help fight it, but are big pharma and governments doing enough?
A Japanese animated film has earned more than 10bn yen in just 28 days since its release. But what exactly is it about this film that has been drawing in the crowds?
The Republican candidate appeared to use an unusual adverb in his debate against Hillary Clinton. Or did he?
The US media gives their verdict on who won the first debate, with most awarding victory to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Jessica Lussenhop in Washington DC looks at how gender featured in the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.