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Dave Lewis is taking over as chief executive of Tesco a month earlier than planned. Retail analyst Steve Dresser considers what he needs to do for the company.
The parents of a five-year-old boy who was taken from hospital against medical advice arrive at Spain's High Court for an extradition hearing.
Conservative MP for Dudley South Chris Kelly announces he will stand down at the 2015 general election after one term.
One hundred and thirty children from Northern Ireland, some as young as five, were sent to Australia as child migrants between 1922 and 1995, an inquiry hears.
A man and a woman killed in an explosion in Cumbria on Saturday were fireworks technicians preparing a wedding party display, the fire brigade says.
A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.
Germany will send enough weapons to equip 4,000 Kurdish fighters defending areas of northern Iraq against Islamist militants.
Samsung has signed a deal with Nokia to use its Here mapping service on its smartphones and the Gear S smartwatch.
Manchester United agree to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on loan, as clubs scramble to attract new players before tonight's transfer deadline.
The Nato summit in Newport is a "massive opportunity" for Wales', says the director of the Celtic Manor resort as armed police take to the streets of Cardiff.
Why new terror powers aim to disrupt not prosecute
Ukrainian troops abandon the airport of Luhansk after clashes with pro-Russian rebels, ahead of negotiations on the crisis.
Former European captain Bernard Gallacher says his nephew Stephen should be named as a Ryder Cup wild card in this month's event.
Kenya starts biometrically registering all civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.
Naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence are posted online but some stars claim the photos are fake.
Tonnes of dead fish have been washed up on the shores of Cajititlan lake in the Mexican state of Jalisco amid a row over the cause of the mortality.
A demonstration by opponents of Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is called off after he fled, saying the military wanted to oust him.
Activity in the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 14 months in August, a survey finds, while a separate study also suggests a slowdown.
Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna says Gordon Brown's refusal to use the word "cuts" in 2010 is still hurting Labour.
Negotiations between Conservatives and Lib Dems are continuing ahead of the unveiling of a new plan to tackle the threat of Islamist extremists.