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A firefighter, believed to be the oldest serving officer in the UK, retires after a 48-year career.
At least nine people are injured and dozens of homes damaged by large hailstones in southern Germany.
Italian engineers build a surgical arm inspired by the humble octopus, with a tube of coffee granules playing a key role in its action.
The Spanish football season will be allowed to finish as the Royal Spanish Football Federation's suspension is lifted.
Hundreds of Myanmar migrants stranded on a boat for a week in the Andaman Sea with no food or water are so desperate they are drinking their own urine.
Susie Wolff tells Clare Balding she received a call from Sir Stirling Moss after he said women do not have the mental skills to compete in F1.
A woman who helped supply her best friend with the gas she used to kill herself is found not guilty of assisting her suicide.
A paedophile author, who fled the UK before he could be jailed for sex offences, is locked up.
Peru's Attorney General Carlos Ramos Heredia is sacked over allegations he derailed an investigation into a regional governor accused of corruption.
The BBC looks back at events leading up to tumultuous events in Burundi amid claims that the president has been overthrown.
Actor Johnny Depp has been told he has until Saturday to remove his dogs from Australia or they will be put down.
A speeding driver has to pay £11,000 for challenging his ticket after a prosecution expert hired an airfield and a sports car to prove him wrong.
The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Clubs Band is set to be widely studied in a new music GCSE.
Readers' photographs on the theme of abstract shapes.
Greece rules out taking legal action against the UK to reclaim the Elgin Marbles from the British Museum after decades of dispute.
Chris Ramsey says he will discover "within a week" whether he will continue as manager of relegated QPR.
The family of a man who died in police custody in Fife say they are seeking the truth about what happened to him.
The Football Association has published its first ever plan on how to tackle the lack of British Asians in football.