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The siblings of Oscar Pistorius,, Carl and Aimee Pistorius, speak of "twisted truths" in a television interview ahead of his sentencing on Tuesday.
A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.
A powerful explosion at a chemical plant in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine has reverberated across the city.
Grant Trebilco started Fluro Fridays on Australia's Bondi Beach to help fight his own bipolar disorder - now more than 100 surfers join him each week.
Thousands of NHS staff in Wales vote "overwhelmingly" to take strike action in a row over pay, Unison says.
BBC to host day of events focusing on the power of women
Chile arrests Col Cristian Labbe, former aide to ex-military leader Augusto Pinochet, over the killings of 13 political prisoners in the 1970s.
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski takes to Twitter to dismiss transfer speculation linking him with a £10m move to Tottenham.
Matt Allum survived a fall at high speed into a 60ft crevasse in the French Alps, near Chamonix.
More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.
Sweden steps up its search in waters off Stockholm and tells some civilian vessels to leave the area amid suspicions of a Russian submarine.
My night’s stay in the Texas Ebola hospital
The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the frontline in north-east Syria.
The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.
Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.
A man is arrested after 45 people are injured in a collision involving a double decker bus and a car in Hertfordshire.
A mystery clown is scaring children in Portsmouth by lurking silently in streets and shops and stroking people.
A nurse claims "heartbreaking" levels of low morale are driving staff out of the profession
On a visit to a school in Somerset, Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role of Gandalf the wizard to offer pupils an exam tip.
Martina Navratilova slams the International Tennis Federation's "silence" after one of its members mocks the Williams sisters.