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A man, understood to be a 39-year-old Scot, dies after being shot during a robbery at a bar in Brazil.
Singer Jessie J tells BBC News she owes a lot of her early exposure to the MOBO awards. The 26 year-old won best female singer at the award ceremony in London
Voters are going to the polls in Botswana in what is expected to be the closest general elections in the world's largest diamond producer.
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Mali says a two-year-old girl - believed to have recently visited Guinea - becomes the country's first person to be infected by the deadly virus.
The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.
The Local Government Association says it is time to scrap a ban that stops parents in England taking children out of school for holidays during term-time. These mothers in Salford give their views.
UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.
Graham Satchell looks at whether train companies should speak more or less frequently during railway journeys.
Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters.
The foreign secretary gives evidence on privacy and security.
A Sinn Féin MP has said he has never heard of cases of IRA sex abusers being exiled to the Republic of Ireland.
Leicester's Golden Mile lights up for Diwali celebrations
A police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard has been described as inept by a group of MPs.
The EU agrees what it calls "the world's most ambitious" deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, overcoming deep divisions.
Pakistani and Iranian forces have exchanged mortar fire, in the latest incident between the two countries along their porous border.
Amputees could one day re-grow their missing limbs, according to researchers at Imperial College London.
Newly independent bank TSB says it is attracting more new customers than it had expected.
Two more people are charged over the death of a mother of five in the New Forest.
Brain tumour patient Ashya King will receive his final dose of proton beam therapy later, the clinic treating him says.