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Would banning high-power appliances actually save energy?
A monkey in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh steals money from a home and rains down banknotes on people, reports say.
The Clacton by-election, triggered by Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP, is to be held on 9 October, the Conservative Party says.
At least eight policemen have been killed in a bomb attack on a convoy in Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula, officials say.
The deadly Ebola outbreak is putting food prices and and harvests in West Africa "at serious risk", warns the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.
Congress in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila legalises same-sex marriage and adoption by gay couples, despite opposition by conservatives.
Former Manchester United coach Mike Phelan fears the club's identity is broken with the departure of Danny Welbeck to Arsenal.
Have some football clubs overpaid for their new players?
Switzerland's economy failed to grow in the second quarter of the year, official figures show, with trade affected by stagnation in the rest of Europe.
Jimi Jamison, the lead singer for US rock band Survivor, who sang and co-wrote the theme tune for hit TV series Baywatch, dies aged 63.
Five gecko lizards sent into orbit on a Russian space satellite as part of a sex experiment have all died, the Russian space agency says.
Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand is honoured with the visionary talent award at the Venice Film Festival.
Ivory Coast get government permission to play their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone in Abidjan.
The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.
A Frankfurt court tells car pick-up service Uber to stop taking passengers or face a fine because it lacks permits to operate in Germany.
The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal says it is to start a "fully independent investigation".
The brain can be trained to prefer healthy food over unhealthy high-calorie foods, suggests a study from the US.
Russia is to adjust its military doctrine as a result of the Ukraine crisis and Nato's increasing presence in eastern Europe, a top Russian official says.
A dethroned Burmese beauty queen is refusing to hand back her crown until she receives an apology from South Korean organisers.
Everything But The Girl musician Ben Watt is announced as part of the 15-strong longlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction.