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Sparking less outrage than 2013 but with dazzling performances, this year's MTV Video Music Awards did not disappoint.
Australian billionaire Clive Palmer apologises for calling the Chinese government "mongrels", after widespread criticism of his comments.
BBC One drama Sherlock wins a hat-trick of awards at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, including prizes for Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman.
Asylum-seekers detained on Christmas Island, including a six-year-old child, sue the Australian government over inadequate health care.
Flash floods brought on by heavy rain in south-eastern South Korea have killed at least five people, rescue officials say.
Demonstrations suggest Macau political awakening
Bacteria which naturally live inside our digestive system can help prevent food allergies, according to animal research.
Travellers on Qantas and Virgin Australia will be able to use their mobile phones and other electronic devices during flights from today.
Is Kate Kelly really an apostate? Why the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints excommunicated a woman for campaigning to change the priesthood.
Burning Man, the annual counterculture event in the desert of northern Nevada, has been closed on opening day amid rare heavy rains.
Three men are stabbed and two police officers are injured in a series of violent clashes at the Notting Hill carnival in west London.
Local councils are set to begin sending out postal ballot papers for the Scottish independence referendum.
Hurricane Marie has affected 10,000 families in Mexico's Pacific Coast, where the search continues for three missing fisherman whose boat capsized on Sunday.
Harvard researchers develop a system to orientate small objects in any direction using magnetic levitation.
The 'smokejumpers' battling blazes in the American wilderness
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.
How prosecutors are using a 34-year-old document to track the people who killed 5,000 victims in the 1970s.
US female entrepreneur helps her Afghan counterpart
Why do so many Gulf royals receive military training in the UK?
The police squad fighting groping on Bogota's public transport