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Kate Bush is preparing for her first concert in 35 years, with fans eagerly waiting to find out what form her live comeback will take.
Prices for US houses rose more slowly in June than in May, continuing a long-term decrease in the pace of growth.
Celebrated author Doris Lessing bequeaths her entire collection of more than 3,000 books to Harare's City Library.
Recovery fears at heart of French government crisis
A five-year-old boy dies in hospital following a car fire that left his mother and sister severely injured.
Egypt has brokered an agreement on a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, senior Palestinian officials say.
The UK's head of counter-terrorism calls for help to identify people who have travelled to Syria or shown signs of being radicalised.
Midfielder Frank Lampard announces his retirement from England duty after winning 106 international caps.
About 1,400 children were subjected to "appalling" sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, a report finds.
London Mayor Boris Johnson is seeking to become the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the 2015 general election.
A super-intelligent robotic "brain" that can learn new skills by browsing millions of web pages has been developed by US researchers.
Burundi sets up an investigation after a number of dead bodies wrapped in plastic were found floating in a lake on its border with Rwanda.
Jean-Claude Juncker tells EU leaders to pick more women for his top team but UK still hopes for key role for Lord Hill.
How do international comedians break the language barrier at Edinburgh Festival Fringe?
Burger King confirms that it plans to merge with Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain.
An "unprecedented" number of doctors and nurses have been infected with Ebola virus in west Africa, according to the World Health Organization.
White pupils in state schools in the United States are set to be a minority for the first time when schools return for the new term.
The FIA will not take action against Nico Rosberg after his collision with Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
The Vatican says it has stripped Jozef Wesolowski of his diplomatic immunity, clearing the way for him to face sex abuse allegations in the Dominican Republic.
Berlin's mayor Klaus Wowereit announces he will step down on 11 December amid an ongoing row over the city's new airport.