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Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
Pastors fighting transgender toilet access in Texas
Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.
The economy expanded by 0.7% in the three months to 30 September following a 0.9% rise in the second quarter, the ONS said.
Markets are shut and lawyers are on strike after a day of violence across the Pakistani city of Quetta, which left at least 13 dead.
A new video game based on the designs of William Morris is launched by Sophia George, the V&A museum's games designer in residence.
Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists.
Egyptian hieroglyphs are seen in a new light
As a proportion of the total population, more people died in Greater Syria than anywhere else in the world during the First World War. In Mount Lebanon a third of the population died of famine and disease.
US authorities penalise a Silicon Valley company for "grossly underpaying" eight workers brought over from India for a special project.
Sweden calls off its week-long search for a suspected submarine in the sea south of Stockholm.
A Malaysian diplomat, wanted by New Zealand authorities on allegations of attempted rape in the city of Wellington in May, is finally extradited.
Photographs show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.
Protest leaders in Hong Kong are to ballot their supporters over whether to accept the government's proposals and end their occupation of the city.
Europe's biggest football clubs are considering asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
The governor of Mexico's Guerrero state, where 43 students went missing last month, stands down.
Australia's troubled national carrier Qantas says it is on course to deliver its first pre-tax profits this year in the three months to September.
Chinese authorities have arrested one official and punished 16 others following a deadly clash in a Yunnan village, state media say.
The US will maintain control of South Korean troops in the event of war with the North, the two sides say, delaying again a long-planned command transfer.