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British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.
Reporter Yalda Hakim has travelled to Nepal to meet survivors struggling in the aftermath of the recent earthquakes.
A patent reveals that Google has looked into making internet-connected toys that would link up to its servers to control smart devices in the home.
Catholic pilgrims are flocking to the Kenyan town of Nyeri for the beatification of an Italian-born nun, taking her a step closer to becoming a saint.
Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel says Formula 1 cars need to have the fear factor brought back for drivers.
The BBC's Newsnight is to host the first debate between the candidates to become the next leader of the Labour Party.
An animal welfare charity appeals for the owner of a dog found wandering on the top of England's highest mountain to come forward.
The UK government has started selling off big chunks of internet addresses that it no longer uses.
As the London 3D Print Show rolls into town, the BBC's Theo Leggett offers a whistle-stop tour to assess the industry.
Middle East correspondent Jim Muir reports from a strategic site on Lebanon's border with Syria which was recently captured by Hezbollah forces from the al-Nusra Front.
Chief Superintendent Michael Gallagher on the plans for a controlled explosion of a World War Two bomb that was found close to Wembley Stadium.
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio are recreated at the New York Botanical Garden.
A woman with multiple sclerosis beaten by a 19-year-old drug user when he robbed her home says she bears no grudges.
How can a man who helped make bombs in a foreign war end up on trial in a London court?
Conservative former cabinet minister Eric Pickles, who left the government at the recent reshuffle, is to be given a knighthood.
Britain's Andy Murray will play a qualifier at the French Open while Heather Watson will face France's Mathilde Johansson.
A pensioner is jailed for six years for sex crimes against children after a victim came forward following the Jimmy Savile scandal.
Footage has emerged purporting to show North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's brother in London - attending an Eric Clapton concert.
A suicide bomber has struck a Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, causing casualties, state media say.
EU leaders hold a news briefing during the second day of a summit in Latvia discussing relations with ex-Soviet states.