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British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.
An elaborately decorated gourd thought to contain the blood of French King Louis XVI may not be authentic, scientists say.
Paul Gray's wife, Brenna, says she raised concerns about his drug use with his doctor, who is on trial for involuntary manslaughter.
A collection of street art works by Banksy, removed from walls, is to go on display at a London hotel before being sold at auction.
Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah remains the frontrunner with 80% of votes counted, although a run-off vote next month is expected.
Coronation Street actress Barbara Knox, who plays Rita Tanner in the ITV soap opera, denies a drinking and driving charge in court.
Narendra Modi, the politician many expect to be India's next leader, submits his election nomination papers as Indians vote in the sixth phase of their poll.
General Motors sees first quarter profits hit by a $1.3bn charge to cover the cost of a huge recall of cars over defective ignition switches
A decision taken by magistrates "disempowered" care workers trying to protect a baby boy from his father who later inflicted fatal brain injuries, a serious case review in Derby reveals.
New net neutrality rules will be published next month with some saying FCC will end principle of equal traffic for all.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.
The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.
Cornish people are granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.
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Pakistan fighter jets target compounds thought to be hideouts for militants connected to a recent series of attacks in the country, officials say.
London Grammar, John Newman and Palma Violets are in the running for this year's prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting award.
A dozen previously unknown works created by Andy Warhol have been recovered from 30-year-old Amiga disks.
Argentina's congress approves $5bn (£3bn) of compensation for the Spanish oil firm Repsol over the expropriation of its share in the oil firm YPF.
Rangers are in a "fragile" financial state and would not survive a second administration, a club shareholder tells BBC Scotland.
Complaints about sound problems on BBC costume drama Jamaica Inn jump to almost 2,200 as the final instalment is screened.