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Chile's President Michelle Bachelet signs into law a bill recognising civil unions between same-sex couples.
An Alaska Airlines plane returns to Seattle after a trapped baggage handler is heard banging from inside the cargo hold.
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Leicestershire have not won a County Championship match for two and a half seasons, but are desperate to preserve their first class status.
Grocers are experiencing a "slow but steady" recovery as new figures show a sharp rise in retail sales last month.
A child abuse watchdog says it is wiping more illegal photos and videos from the internet after a change in strategy.
One year on from 279 schoolgirls being kidnapped in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram militants, BBC News looks back at efforts to free them.
Decoding hidden truths in American adverts
Ten wildlife and conservation organisations join forces to call for a three-year ban on the culling of mountain hares on Scotland's grouse moors.
The future restaurant is nearer than you think
The leaders of Scotland's main political parties continue campaigning during a week dominated by manifesto launches.
A team of architects in London has developed a way of creating skyscrapers that cast no shadow, using the latest computer design software.
Comedian Jake Yapp closes BBC Newsnight programme with his rendition of the Labour manifesto in 60 seconds.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Manchester City have "opened the door" to Champions League qualification.
The company that owns the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has been forced to abandon a new robot inside one of the damaged reactor vessels.
Raheem Sterling will be spoken to by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers after being pictured apparently taking nitrous oxide.
Nicaragua quarantines a US embassy man who has travelled to Liberia and asks Washington to remove him over Ebola concerns.
The owner of a care home appears in court charged with breaching health and safety rules after a resident was found dead underneath a wardrobe.
The death is announced of Belfast-born singer Ronnie Carroll, who represented the UK on successive years at the Eurovision Song Contest in the early 1960s.
A fluent 143 from Ian Bell helps England recover from 34-3 to reach 341-5 in the first Test against West Indies in Antigua.