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A mother launches a legal battle for access to her dead daughter's frozen eggs, so she can carry her own grandchild.
A man denies attempting to murder a Tesco shopper in a machete and hammer attack in January.
A Pakistan military helicopter crashes, killing six people including Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors, in the north, the army says.
Indian police say they have arrested the main suspect in the rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal.
Folk musician Guy Carawan, whose rendition of the song We Shall Overcome became an anthem of the US civil rights movement, dies aged 87.
In a speech inside Conservative HQ, David Cameron has praised aides and supporters for their role in the party's election performance.
A group of 35 Ethiopians who had been held in Libya have flown into the capital, Addis Ababa, after being freed by Egyptian forces.
This is an election which may have more profound consequences than almost any in living memory, says BBC Assistant Political Editor Norman Smith.
Investors love the election result. But will there be a hangover after the party?
All 18 seats have been declared in the general election in Northern Ireland with eight DUP, four Sinn Féin, three SDLP, two Ulster Unionists and one independent elected.
Floyd Mayweather dismisses the prospect of a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, calling the Filipino a "coward".
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady avoids questions on Deflate-gate, saying he has not had time to "digest it".
Former Liberal Democrat leader Paddy Ashdown is offered a hat by Andrew Neil after predictions of big losses for the Liberal Democrats proved correct.
Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls has lost his seat in the Morley and Outwood constituency in West Yorkshire by 422 votes.
Former shadow chancellor Ed Balls has described his 'sense of sorrow' at Labour's performance in the general election.
It's been a night of big election shocks, with many household political names losing their seats.
High court in Mumbai suspends Bollywood star Salman Khan's sentence for hit-and-run conviction, pending appeal.
Japan's biggest car manufacturer, Toyota, has beaten expectations to post a year-on-year 19% rise in net income for the 12 months to March.
House prices rose 1.6% last month, according to the latest survey from the Halifax, with the annual rate of increase rising slightly to 8.5%.