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Yvette Cooper says Labour needs a bolder and more optimistic vision for the future, as she set out her pitch for the party leadership.
Adam Lyth will make his England debut in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's, with Mark Wood also in the squad.
The prime minister appoints former adviser Andrew Dunlop to be the new junior minister at the Scotland Office.
What do people in England's major cities think of George Osborne's devolution plan?
A study suggests that when most galaxies stop forming stars, this death is a slow process that gradually chokes them of the necessary cool gases.
Microsoft is exploring ways to make its forthcoming augmented reality headset respond to the wearer's stress levels.
A giant embroidery of a Wikipedia page - measuring 13 metres long - is unveiled at the British Library as part of the celebrations surrounding the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
Andre Schurrle says he learned he was a Premier League title winner after receiving a surprise text message from Jose Mourinho.
Ex-Premier League footballer Clarke Carlisle banned from driving for three years after admitting drink driving
Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw criticises publication of Prince Charles's so-called "black spider memos", saying they should have remained private.
The aerospace firm Bombardier is to cut at least 220 jobs from its Northern Ireland operation due to a fall in demand for its business jets.
Palmyra, one of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East, is reported to be under threat from advancing Islamic State militants in Syria.
Justin Gatlin will run his first race of the season in Friday's Diamond League opener but he still splits opinion, says Steve Cram.
BBC journalists spent a day in Kathmandu hearing from those who have been affected in a city trying to get back on its feet after last month's earthquake.
European 100m champion James Dasaolu says he is racing Justin Gatlin on Friday because he feels in such good shape.
Nigeria's military imposes a curfew in the main north-eastern city of Maiduguri after a surprise attack by militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
UKIP's election campaign chief backs Nigel Farage after earlier calling him "snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive" but other senior figures urge him to quit.
The world's "most tattooed female senior citizen" dies after battling Alzheimer's disease.
Britain's Andy Murray withdraws from the Italian Open in Rome due to "fatigue" after a run of 10 successive wins on clay.
Manchester United reports a £2.9m loss for the first three months of the year but raises its full-year forecast.