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Peaches Geldof had been a heroin addict and had been taking the substitute drug methadone for several years before her death, an inquest hears.
The black box flight recorders from downed flight MH17 arrive in the UK for analysis by air accident investigators.
The first planes leave Ukraine carrying victims' bodies from crashed flight MH17 to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning.
Several airlines have suspended flights to Israel after a rocket from Gaza landed near Ben Gurion airport.
The losing candidate in Indonesia's presidential election, Prabowo Subianto, will challenge the result in court, his spokesman says.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas backs calls by Hamas for an end to the economic blockade of the Gaza Strip as a condition for a ceasefire.
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.
Licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said.
Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.
Police in the Indian city of Bangalore arrest a school head for failing to protect children under his care after a six-year-old girl is allegedly raped.
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
Lib Dem MP David Ward is accused of making "vile comments" on social media about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The longlist for the Man Booker Prize is set to be unveiled, with titles from around the world eligible for contention for the first time in its history.
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.
Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.
US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.
Judges will decide whether paedophile rock star Ian Watkins can appeal against the length of his jail term for child sex offences, including the attempted rape of a baby.