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The European Commission says it is likely to approve France and Italy's 2015 budgets after both countries made adjustments to their first proposals, submitted earlier this month.
The Italian navy says it will continue search and rescue missions for migrants in the Mediterranean, amid concern about EU budget cuts hitting rescues.
Tens of thousands of people protest in Burkina Faso's capital against moves to extend the president's 27-year rule, amid clashes with the security forces.
Canadian PM Harper tells mourners the nation is deeply grateful to Cpl Nathan Cirillo, the young soldier killed by a gunman in Ottawa last week.
At least 18 workers have been trapped hundreds of metres underground after a coal mining accident in southern Turkey, officials say.
Nigeria are given until Friday to overturn a court ruling that voided its recent football elections or Fifa will ban them until May 2015.
Police in South Africa release images of two men suspected of killing footballer Senso Meyiwa, shot after intruders entered his girlfriend's home.
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano denies knowing of any secret talks between the state and the Mafia, while appearing as a witness at a trial.
A friend of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect faces up to eight years in prison after being found guilty of lying to investigators.
Dutch investigators ask Russia to surrender evidence it claims to have showing a Ukrainian fighter jet in the same area as flight MH17 when it was shot down.
A lave flow from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is now drawing close to homes.
Jonathan Trott vows to prove himself again at international level after being named in the England Lions squad.
Asian girls, as well as white girls, are being groomed for sex by groups of Asian men in Rotherham, victim support groups tell the BBC.
An Israeli court has sentenced polygamist and cult leader Goel Ratzon to 30 years in prison for sex crimes
Four members of the same family, including two teenage girls, are found dead at a house in Bradford.
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The president of the World Bank appeals for 5,000 medical workers to volunteer and help contain the growing Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The UK will not support future search and rescue operations to prevent migrants drowning in the Mediterranean Sea, a Foreign Office minister says.
Lloyds Bank confirms 9,000 job losses and the net closure of 150 branches over the next three years.
Nigeria says it is still holding talking with Boko Haram, two weeks after the government said it had agreed a truce with the Islamist militant group.