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Video footage of Alan Henning - filmed before he was captured by militants in Syria - shows him saying going to the country was "worthwhile".
The Ebola outbreak could have a catastrophic economic impact on three West African countries, the World Bank says.
Scotland miss out on automatic qualification for the 2015 Women's World Cup after losing 2-0 to Sweden.
The US Federal Reserve reiterates it will raise interest rates once a "considerable time" has passed after its stimulus programme ends in October.
President Barack Obama has said US troops fighting Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria "do not and will not have a combat mission".
Thick fog hampers investigations into a helicopter crash off the East Yorkshire coast, which left two men dead.
The owner of a zoo where a tiger mauled a keeper to death describes how he fired a rifle at the animal after the attack.
A woman dies in an ambulance while waiting in a queue of around 15 emergency vehicles outside a Swansea hospital.
Prominent imams are among 15 people arrested in Kosovo as police tackle recruitment for Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, reports say.
Both sides in the Scottish referendum campaign hold rallies as they make their final efforts to win over undecided voters.
England emphatically beat Montenegro to finish their 2015 Women's World Cup qualifying campaign unbeaten.
Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says there could be a re-think over rules governing new tax powers for the Welsh government.
Authorities failed to alert police of suspicions about a paedophile doctor more than a year before his arrest in December 2013, it emerges.
Most present-day Europeans are a mixture of three ancient populations, according to a major study published in the journal Nature.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert signs a contract extension until June 2018 following an unbeaten start to the season.
Farmers urge the next government to give agriculture a boost at the 2015 election - with a list of demands to increase food production and help business.
Gunmen attack a teacher training college in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, with officials saying at least 13 people have been killed.
The fight against the deadly Ebola virus is shaping up to be one of the greatest challenges modern medicine has faced in many years. The BBC takes a look at the scale of the challenge.
A Greater Manchester Police officer is forced to step down over the fatal shooting of an unarmed colleague during a training exercise.
The Barbican is to host the first major exhibition in the UK of the personal collections of post-war and contemporary artists, including Damien Hirst, Andy Warhol and Sir Peter Blake.