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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
Entrepreneurs are trying to find ways to collect rubbish in Mali's capital city Bamako but they have nowhere to process it.
Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq say they are regaining ground against the forces of Islamic State in the area.
Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together head Alistair Darling clash on issues ranging from currency to oil in the last TV debate ahead of the referendum.
Manchester City maintain the 100% start to their Premier League title defence by beating Liverpool 3-1 at Etihad Stadium.
Ukraine's president dissolves parliament and calls a snap election for October, as his forces fight pro-Russian separatists in the east.
A US Army soldier barricaded herself inside an office on a Virginia base before shooting herself in the head, the military says.
Manchester United agree to pay a British record transfer fee of £59.7m to sign winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid.