At least 300 people have been killed in two days of violence in the Central African Republic capital Bangui, the Red Cross says.
Six people are admitted to hospital with possible radiation poisoning in central Mexico, where a truck containing radioactive material was stolen earlier this week.
The electric guitar played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sells at auction in New York for a record $965,000 (£591,000).
Manager Roy Hodgson says England face a tough task to advance past the group stage of the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals.
Egypt's interior ministry says it will no longer allow visits to Mohammed Morsi, who has been detained since being deposed as president in July.
Samsung has started again to roll out an update to its Galaxy S3 smartphone, weeks after a botched attempt angered users.
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Investigators in Russia examine whether the pilot of an airliner which crashed near Kazan with no survivors had a valid pilot's licence.
People living on the east coast of England are warned to stay away from their homes because of further high tides expected later.
Spain will open their defence of the World Cup against 2010 finalists Netherlands at next year's tournament in Brazil.
British pianist Stan Tracey, one of the greats of the jazz world, dies at the age of 86.
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England are drawn alongside Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
Hollywood action star Sylvester Stallone is offering fans the chance to get up close and personal with him in London next month at a one-off show.
An Israeli military investigation clears a soldier over the death of a Palestinian protester struck in the face by a tear-gas canister he fired.
A British Royal Marine who murdered insurgent in Afghanistan says he is "devastated" at being given a life sentence.
Spencer Kelly finds out how ultrasound can give virtual objects a tactile sensation.
Prince Charles visits the scene where nine people died when a police helicopter crashed into a Glasgow pub.
The first episode of the music talent show Pakistan Idol is broadcast, to the delight of thousands of music lovers.
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Fulham and Aston Villa.