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Israeli artist Matan Ben-Cnaan wins this year's BP Portrait Award, worth £30,000.
A nurse convicted of murdering two patients at the hospital in Stockport where he worked launches an appeal against his conviction.
Rory McIlroy welcomes being away from the "hype and attention" of the Masters heading into the year's second major at the US Open.
The first footage from the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided video game has been unveiled at E3.
Lawmakers in Hong Kong begin debating a controversial political reform package on Wednesday ahead of a much-anticipated vote later this week.
Italian police forcibly removed many people, who had migrated from Africa, who were attempting to cross the border into France.
TV and radio presenter Chris Evans has signed a three-year deal to lead a new Top Gear line-up, the BBC announces.
Nato condemns Russia's move to strengthen its nuclear arsenal after it says it will put more than 40 intercontinental ballistic missiles into service.
The FBI is investigating St Louis Cardinals on charges that the baseball team hacked into the computers of a rival club to steal player information.
Six Irish students have been killed, and seven others have been injured, when a fourth-floor balcony in California collapsed.
Nintendo has announced a deal with Activision to let its Amiibo toys be used in the Skylander series of games.
Andy Murray makes a winning start to his grass-court season with a straight-sets win over qualifier Yen-Hsun Lu at Queen's Club.
Rachel Dolezal, a US race activist, says she "identifies as black" following claims from her parents that she is actually Caucasian.
Chelsea are on the verge of agreeing a season-long loan deal for Colombian striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco.
Plans to cut the number of Welsh councils from 22 to single figures will be published on Wednesday, BBC Wales understands.
Jeremy Clarkson's final appearance on Top Gear will be shown on 28 June, it is announced.
The father of one of the victims of the rollercoaster crash at Alton Towers theme park realised his daughter was on the ride when he saw her rescue on TV, the family's lawyer says.
Two men whose wives have gone missing with their children and another sister following a religious pilgrimage have pleaded for them to return.
Husbands of women feared to have travelled from UK to Syria with their children say they "miss and love" them as they appeal for them to come home.
Syrian Kurds say they are securing the border city of Tal Abyad after seizing it from IS, in what activists say is the militants' biggest setback.