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The 44th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is under way, with thousands of visitors expected.
A leading US gun-control group calls for the resignation of the man leading the investigation into the deadly mass shooting in Oregon.
The government must support the "hardest working and lowest paid" as it reforms welfare, Boris Johnson is to tell the Conservative conference amid a row over tax credit cuts.
Chancellor George Osborne says local councils across England will be able to keep all proceeds from business rates.
Shares on Wall Street rise strongly after last week's weak jobs figures are seen as delaying any move by the Federal Reserve to lift rates.
California has joined four other US states that allow terminally ill patients to legally to end their lives with a doctor's supervision.
The first state of emergency in more than twenty years has been declared in Los Angeles following a dramatic rise in homeless people
Nato urges Russia to end air strikes "on the Syrian opposition and civilians", five days after Moscow launched raids to support Syria's government.
Two Palestinian youths, including a 13-year-old boy, are killed in clashes with Israeli forces, Palestinian medics say, amid a surge in violence.
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More than 60 people are killed and many injured in at least three car bomb attacks in north and south Iraq, police and medical sources say.
A pilot on an overnight flight from Phoenix to Boston had a medical emergency and later died, the airline has confirmed.
A Florida candidate for US Senate has come under criticism after it emerged that he once killed a goat and drank its blood.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is charged with misconduct for his remarks following his side's 3-1 loss to Southampton.
The US Justice Department has finalised a $20bn settlement with BP over the fatal Gulf of Mexico oil disaster in 2010.
A Botswana cheetah called Legolas that was taking part in a research project has been shot and killed, a conservation group says.
Two Air France managers have their shirts torn, as angry workers force them to flee a meeting on job cuts and escape over a fence.
Oscar Pistorius must remain in jail and not be transferred to house arrest after a decision to grant him parole was again delayed.
An Amtrak passenger train has derailed in Northfield, Vermont, authorities have confirmed, with no details of injuries.
Thirty-three out of Africa's 54 countries have shown improvements in the way they are governed over the last four years but progress is stalling, research finds.