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Nasa is facing a delay to work on two new commercial spacecraft after a formal protest about the contract award process.
Trains on a railway line out of Birmingham are stopped due to a fire involving 200 tons of metal in Smethwick.
Microsoft announces the next version of its core operating system, called Windows 10, which will reintroduce the Start Menu.
September is likely to go down as the driest since records began over a century ago in 1910, according to provisional figures released by the Met Office.
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning has made a renewed direct appeal to the IS militants holding her husband.
Indian PM Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama call for a "new agenda" between their countries during Mr Modi's two-day visit to the US.
Thomas Muller scores a penalty as Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow 1-0 at an empty stadium in the Champions League.
"Quickie" divorce cases taken out in courts in England and Wales by 180 Italian couples are declared void after a widespread fraud was uncovered.
Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.
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US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested for driving under the influence, police in Baltimore, Maryland say.
Budget cuts have delayed Police Ombudsman investigations into allegations of serious crime by the police in almost 300 killings in Northern Ireland.
Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.
A new study has warned that wildlife populations around the world have dropped by more than half in just 40 years.
RAF jets attack two Islamic State targets in Iraq - the first strikes since Parliament approved military action on Friday.
Sir Jackie Stewart says Max Verstappen could become a "superstar" if he impresses in his grand prix weekend debut at Suzuka.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown calls for 100,000 Scots to sign a petition urging Westminster to keep devolution promises.
Radio DJ Neil Fox - known as "Dr Fox" - is arrested in London by police investigating claims of historical sex offences.
Armed police are involved in a stand-off with a man in North Shields who witnesses say was waving a gun.
The Welsh NHS is to get an extra £425m to spend over the next two years, Finance Minister Jane Hutt announces.