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Shares in Europe jump in Tuesday trading, despite another night of steep falls for the Chinese stock market.
China cuts its main interest rate in a bid to calm stock market turmoil.
A court in Russia sentences Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov to 20 years in prison for plotting terrorist acts in Crimea.
Wall Street shares close lower again after a sharp rally fizzles out in the last hour of trading.
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is jeered by opposition MPs as he delivers his state of the nation address in parliament.
The lawyer of Adnan Syed, the subject of the hit US podcast Serial, submits new evidence that he says casts doubt on the murder conviction of his client.
Four people are killed and several others injured in a shootout at a Roma camp in north-eastern France, police say.
Huge numbers of people are walking into Hungary from Serbia along train tracks, hoping to migrate to the European Union.
Lebanon's cabinet fails to reach agreement on how to tackle the country's rubbish crisis, which has sparked violent protests in Beirut.
A former MP accuses police of a "homosexual witch hunt" over claims he was involved in child abuse and murder.
Wildfires are still burning across the west coast of the United States, and authorities are struggling to deal with them.
Four Britons were among six people killed when a seaplane crashed during a sightseeing trip in Canada, the UK Foreign Office confirms.
Black Monday on the faces of traders around the world
Why are Ebola workers in Makeni, Sierra Leone, having a song and dance?
A 25-year-old man from Ghana is feared to have left to join the Islamic State group, his father says, in the first such case in the West African state.
Aerosense, a company developed between Sony and robotics firm ZMP, shows off footage of a superfast drone that can fly at 106mph.
Islamic State militants may have used chemical weapons in an attack on a town in northern Syria on Friday, medical organisations and rebels say.
Former Vuelta a Espana champion Alejandro Valverde wins the fourth stage of the race, finishing ahead of Peter Sagan.
Searches at the Shoreham air crash site have been slowed down by heavy rain and floods, investigators say.
Tropical Storm Kilo's heavy rains trigger massive sewer spills, closing Waikiki Beach, Hawaii's most popular tourist destination.