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Hostage rescue options limited - UK  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:43:22 GMT
Britain cannot send special forces to rescue a UK hostage from Islamic State militants "because we don't know where he is", UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says. 
Day in pictures: 15 September  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:51:49 GMT
News images from around the world: 15 September 
In pictures: Scottish independence referendum campaign  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:41:17 GMT
Yes and No campaigns in the final weekend 
In pictures: Oscar Pistorius verdict  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:28:18 GMT
Pictures from the verdict 
Oxford hosts photography festival  Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:06:05 GMT
Oxford's first international photography festival 
Week in pictures: 6-12 September 2014  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:49:16 GMT
Some of the best news photos from around the world 
Day in pictures: 12 September  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:40:25 GMT
News images from around the world: 12 September 
Debatable Land  Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:43:30 GMT
One foot in Scotland, the other in England 
In pictures: Richard Kiel  Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:53:33 GMT
Life and career of actor Richard Kiel 
The church described as a 'symbol of evil'  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:15:00 GMT
Should a ruined church linked to Hitler be rebuilt? 
VIDEO: What the clothes in your wardrobe say about you  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:19:23 GMT
What do the clothes in your wardrobe reveal about you? 
Gaza: Life amid the rubble  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:21:33 GMT
Life in a razed Gaza neighbourhood 
Outrage over actress in handcuffs  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:03:48 GMT
Actress detained after smooching white beau 
Is New Zealand's political cycle too short?  Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:17:07 GMT
Is New Zealand's political cycle too short? 
The Bollywood actresses speaking out on sexism  Mon, 15 Sep 2014 20:52:32 GMT
Why Bollywood stars are lashing out against sexism