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European judges reject a claim from a prominent Northern Ireland republican that his detention under UK terror laws breached his human rights.
The former head of Malawi's armed forces is arrested as part of an on going investigation into government corruption known as "cashgate".
Members of Berlin Philharmonic orchestra are unable to agree on who should be their next chief conductor.
A University of Oxford campaign to raise funds for teaching and research raises £2bn, it is announced.
Cyprus peace talks are to resume on Friday, the UN announces after a meeting between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot leaders.
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has warned the El Nino weather phenomenon could pack a punch this year after declaring its onset in the tropical Pacific. Chris Fawkes explains.
An on-the-run convicted rapist knocked over a cyclist and sent a pensioner scrambling for cover during a police pursuit through London.
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake strikes eastern Nepal, two weeks after a devastating earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people, the USGS says.
Staff at St John's College library are trying to reunite a large bag of red kidney beans with its rightful owner as it joins the lost and found list.
Sri Lanka becomes the first nation to comprehensively protect all of its mangrove forests, using a model that conservationists hope other nations will adopt.
Indonesia says it turned away a boat carrying hundreds of migrants believed to be from Myanmar and Bangladesh.
The family of a missing woman, who is believed to have been killed, are being kept "fully updated" as a body is discovered.
Security has been tightened in Baghdad to protect the many Shia Muslims who are converging on the capital.
The Church of Scotland launches a recruitment drive to tackle a shortage of ministers in the Kirk.
A blogger has been hacked to death in north-eastern Bangladesh, the third such deadly attack since the start of the year.
A former detective, who was part of the team investigating the Bradford City Fire in 1985, says police have always known the identity of the person who may have accidentally started the fire.
The government sells another tranche of shares in taxpayer-backed Lloyds Banking Group, reducing its stake in the bank to below 20%.
Easyjet reports a profit for the first half of its financial year, helped by lower fuel prices, a weaker euro and a strong finish to the ski season.
A Singapore court is to give its verdict in the case of a teenager accused of wounding religious feelings in a video critical of late PM Lee Kuan Yew.
BBC Sport commentator David Coulthard says F1 drivers are not being challenged enough and suggests areas for improvement.