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A South African ventriloquist appears in court with his dummy to successfully challenge a gagging order.
Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.
A powerful storm cut power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Brisbane, Australia, bringing "golf ball-sized" hailstones with it.
The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.
Put your questions to the BBC's Jon Donnison in Sydney
A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British worker and an Afghan staff member among those killed.
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The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.
A level of calm returns to the streets of Ferguson after two nights of unrest, although dozens of protesters have been arrested in California.
Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94.
Peter Kay is bringing back his hit TV show Phoenix Nights for two live shows in aid of Comic Relief.
Germany's unemployment rate has hit a record low of 6.6%, but falling inflation has raised eurozone deflation fears.
At least 10 people are killed in a gun battle between Indian troops and suspected Pakistani militants in the disputed territory of Kashmir.
Shock Treatment, the sequel to cult hit Rocky Horror Picture Show, is to be adapted for the stage in London.
Ukraine's new parliament meets for the first time, as the president says he intends to nominate a foreigner to lead the country's anti-corruption efforts.
Greek authorities have rescued over 700 migrants from a cargo ship which lost engine power in gale-force winds.
A number of websites have been compromised to display a message from a group identifying itself as the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).
Two Frenchmen go on trial in Paris over a hit-and-run accident in which a young Israeli woman was killed by a speeding car in Tel Aviv in 2011.
A fast-food restaurant in the capital Tripoli is bombed overnight after a video showing a worker defiling food in its kitchen.
Thirteen men are convicted of a string of child sex crimes in Bristol involving the abuse, rape and prostitution of teenage girls.