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Chelsea's 21-year-old Netherlands midfielder Marco van Ginkel joins Italian side AC Milan on a season-long loan.
LJ Rich looks at how one artist is using computer code to turn internet radio from across the globe into a unique piece of music.
Manchester City defender Micah Richards - their longest serving player - arrives in Italy to finalise a loan move to Fiorentina.
Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong have disrupted a speech by a Beijing official who was explaining how new voting procedures will be introduced for the city.
Germany will send enough weapons to equip 4,000 Kurdish fighters defending areas of northern Iraq against Islamist militants.
One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".
Police in New Zealand are hunting for a man who shot two people dead and injured a third at an unemployment office.
Former European captain Bernard Gallacher says his nephew Stephen should be named as a Ryder Cup wildcard in this month's event.
India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, meets Japan's Shinzo Abe in Tokyo on his first major foreign visit since taking office.
Naked pictures of celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence are posted online but some stars claim the photos are fake.
A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.
Tonnes of dead fish have been washed up on the shores of Cajititlan lake in the Mexican state of Jalisco amid a row over the cause of the mortality.
Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed to a 13-month low in August, according to a closely-watched survey.
Sci-fi blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy rules the US box office, becoming the biggest film of the year so far.
At least three children have died and six people were injured in a knife attack on a school in China's central Hubei province, state media report.
A seventh body is recovered after a residential block of flats in Paris was destroyed by an explosion linked to gas and electricity cabling work.
Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the Nazi invasion that sparked World War Two, with a wreath-laying ceremony.
Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.
UK manufacturing body the EEF trims its growth forecast for the sector after its members report a slowdown in both orders and output.
Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.