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Swiss world number two Roger Federer overcame Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-2 at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
US director Quentin Tarantino says he plans to retire after completing his 10th film because he likes the idea of leaving audiences "wanting a bit more".
The last known person in the US with Ebola has recovered and has been released from hospital.
The jury in the trial of Erol Incedal, accused of preparing for acts of terrorism, is discharged and the prosecution confirms it will seek a retrial.
A European Court of Justice ruling backing Germany's attempts to restrict unemployed migrants' rights to welfare is welcomed by David Cameron.
Former world champion Nigel Mansell says Lewis Hamilton has "one hand" on the World Championship going into the final race.
Bulgaria's president unveils a statue to dissident playwright Georgi Markov, murdered in central London in what became known as the "umbrella killing".
The Mormon church admits for the first time that its founder, Joseph Smith, took multiple wives, with the number estimated to be up to 40.
An outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has left five people dead and infected more than 230 others in Portugal, authorities say.
A verdict of negligence on three senior officers of a South Korean ferry that sank in April, killing over 300, angers many victims' relatives as too lenient.
The formal part of the Apec summit in Beijing has ended but the US and Chinese presidents have been holding private talks, as Martin Patience reports from Beijing.
Nigeria criticises the US for refusing to sell the government "lethal" weapons to fight militant Islamists as they seize another town.
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Eleven women die after botched sterilisation surgery at a remote village in central India, re-igniting fears about state-run family planning campaigns.
The pilot of a rocket-equipped push bicycle tells the BBC it was "very scary" to ride the vehicle at 207mph, breaking his previous record.