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Katarina Johnson-Thompson will not defend her title at the Gotzis Hypo-Meeting in Austria as she is not "sufficiently prepared".
People in Nepal and northern India flee from buildings as a second earthquake hits eastern Nepal.
Newly appointed business secretary Sajid Javid has said there will be "significant changes" to strike laws under the new Conservative government.
Yogita Limaye describes what she saw as a second major earthquake hit Nepal, just two weeks after a quake that killed more than 8,000 people.
London Mayor Boris Johnson says he would not resign as an MP if a third runway at Heathrow is approved - saying he would be better off staying in Parliament to fight it.
Maltese ex-EU Commissioner John Dalli, accused of improper links to lobbyists, loses his case against the European Commission.
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.