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Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.
Russia agrees to resume gas deliveries to Ukraine over the winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, sources say.
Ed Miliband admits that Labour is facing a "big challenge" in Scotland as the process of finding a new Scottish leader continues.
Will Chinese films be the next big blockbusters?
Five people are hurt as more than 30 firefighters tackle a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire.
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.
The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".
Prince Harry meets supporters of the British Legion's London Poppy Day Appeal at Buckingham Palace.
The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
At least 80 bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
Animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth because of incredibly low levels of oxygen during a period more than a billion years ago, scientists say.
Burkina Faso's president declares a state of emergency amid violent protests at his bid to extend his 27-year rule.
Scratching an itch releases serotonin, which paradoxically makes you more itchy, research suggests.
A German citizen is freed in Nigeria after being held for a week following his abduction in which a German colleague was killed.
Australian town marks the Anzacs who left for war
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.