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A team of experts says a mixture that included organic cat litter forced the closure of the only underground nuclear waste repository in the US.
Boris Johnson turns down a £220 million project to expand London City Airport.
The Queen unveils statues of herself and the Duke of Edinburgh at Canterbury Cathedral to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
A new report alleges that US drug enforcement agents attended sex parties funded by drug cartels while stationed overseas.
What degree did the most billionaires study?
Branagh goes back to basics for new Cinderella movie
Friday's papers are full of speculation about what may have led the co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus 320 to deliberately crash the jet, and on how airlines can protect themselves from such occurrences.
Angola is an economic success story, writes Mary Harper - but also a land many inhabit in poverty, while a super-wealthy elite thrives.
What does your food shopping say about you?
As Ed Miliband says he is tough enough to run the country, will the image convince the public?
The shock that left a young KGB officer in fear of people power
Helton Josue Teodoro Muniz is one of the world's great rare fruit collectors, yet he was born with a motor neurone deficiency and it is difficult for him even today to hold a seed.
BBC News talks to designer Sean Miles of Design Works, who has moulded a phone from recycled parts and natural materials, including grass.
Which party leader won the first TV contest on social media?
Can data help create England's next football stars?
Eighteen years of satellite data reveal an acceleration in the thinning of many of Antarctica's floating ice shelves.
A court of appeals in Argentina has upheld a decision to throw out controversial allegations against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
A serving police officer is arrested on suspicion of murdering his wife at their Northampton home.
Relatives of those who died in the Germanwings plane crash, including the parents of the co-pilot, have arrived in the southern French Alps.