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As many as 27,000 Russian tourists are stranded abroad after a Russian tour firm, Labirint, suspended operations amid financial turmoil.
A south Wales steroid trafficker becomes the first person to be given a lifetime sports ban by UK Anti-Doping.
Marine scientists have explored an underwater mountain off the west coast of Scotland for the first time.
The Australian parents and the Thai surrogate mother of a baby who has Down's syndrome give conflicting accounts of how he was left behind.
Hundreds of flowers and tributes laid outside Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam in remembrance of the victims of the Malaysian airliner which crashed in Ukraine are being moved to a new location.
Is the government getting excuses in early, asks Nick Triggle
Four years ago bubble tea was relatively unknown in the UK, but the drinks are now ubiquitous.
A gay British priest says his NHS job offer has been withdrawn as a bishop would not grant him the licence needed.
A family holding a private service for a stillborn baby are attacked by a gang in a park in Colchester.
The government is to blame for a slump in the number of primary pupils in England taking after-school arts classes, Labour says.
Thousands of Lebanese civilians and Syrian refugees flee clashes between the Lebanese army and Syrian rebels who raided a border town.
24 hours of news photos: 4 August
An 18-year-old boy has been loaned a rare Stradivarius violin, worth £1m, by a musician who was touched by the similarities in their lives.
Australia promise to build on the "standout" Glasgow 2014 and deliver the "best" Commonwealth Games in 2018.
Readers' photos on the theme of "abandoned"
Click is at London's Barbican for Digital Revolution, an immersive exhibition of art, design, film, music and video games.
Unidentified gunmen shoot dead the mayor of Ayutla, in the Mexican state of Jalisco, just over a month after the deputy police chief was killed.
The NHS in England has been ordered to prioritise patients who have endured long waits for routine treatment.
Torrential downpours over the weekend caused a series of landslides in County Antrim.