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Syrian civil war 'in stalemate'
Syria's deputy prime minister tells the Guardian newspaper the civil war has reached stalemate and the government would back a ceasefire.
Bolt 'would only do 200m' in Glasgow
Usain Bolt says he would probably only run the 200m if he decides to compete at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next year.
'Unequivocal' evidence
US Secretary of State John Kerry says "it is a fact" Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack on Damascus in August.
Kill them with sweetness
A senior Dutch health official says sugar is "the most dangerous drug of the times". What evidence is there to back up this assertion, and is tighter regulation the way forward?
Hats off to fashion
Collections from designers including Max Mara and Alberta Ferretti took to the runway for Milan Fashion Week - take a look at some of the most arresting styles on the catwalk.
A different lens
A number of pioneering female photographers have risen to prominence in the Middle East, using art to defy stereotypes and explore questions of identity in the region.
Canned obsession
Derided as culinary kitsch in other parts of the world, Spam is wildly popular in South Korea. What is behind the nation's love affair with this processed, pre-cooked food item?
Does gold come from outer space?
The surprising abundance of the precious metal on the Earth's surface has led to a theory that seems, at first glance, like science fiction.
Scores dead in Boko Haram 'ambush'
At least 87 people are reportedly killed in Nigeria's north-eastern Borno state by Boko Haram insurgents wearing military uniforms.
Navy Yard Swat team awaits answers
Members of a Swat team who the BBC has learned were ordered not to respond to the Navy Yard shooting have yet to be contacted by the authorities.
JP Morgan pays $920m to regulators
US investment bank JP Morgan Chase agrees to pay regulators $920m (£572m) relating to a $6bn loss incurred in 2012 as a result of the "London Whale" trades.
Back surgery set to end Murray's year
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray will undergo surgery on a back injury on Monday and is unlikely to play again this season.
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Raikkonen exit down to money dispute
Kimi Raikkonen says he will leave Lotus and race for Ferrari next year because he has not been paid by his current team.
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México bajo asedio de huracanes
Tras una semana en la que el país fue visitado por dos tormentas que literalmente atacaron por dos flancos, ahora el territorio se prepara para recibir a otro fenómeno natural.
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