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Actress Emily Watson is to star in a BBC drama about a woman struggling to come to terms with the death of her daughter in the London 7/7 bombings.
A policeman goes on trial in Germany accused of murdering a businessman who allegedly shared a cannibalism fetish.
Senegal defends the closure of its border with Guinea because of the deadly Ebola outbreak, after the WHO warned such measures are counter-productive.
Ukraine's President Poroshenko accuses Russia of a "flagrant violation of international law" after Russian humanitarian aid lorries crossed the border without permission.
How one man crawled away from killers
More than 191,000 people have been killed in the Syria conflict up to April, UN says.
A woman who was gang-raped and burned in her house tells a DR Congo war crimes trial she saw an army colonel give the orders.
US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says there is still "remaining slack in the labour market".
Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the battle against Islamic State extremists, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
US researchers say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate by exploiting a weakness in smartphone software.
Alliances shift to combat Islamic State threat
Lewis Hamilton's stunning pace in second practice at the Belgian Grand Prix sees him head team-mate Nico Rosberg by 0.604 seconds.
Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, senior American officials warn.
Europe puts up the first "full operational capability" spacecraft in the Galileo satellite network - its version of the American GPS system.
The purchase of parts of UK TV by US media companies poses a risk to innovation and risk-taking, the head of Channel 4 suggests.
Malaysians are marking the return of the remains of the first 20 victims from the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine in July.
More than a hundred people are known to have died in Nepal in recent flooding and landslides caused by torrential rain in the area.
A Soyuz rocket carrying two satellites which will make up part of a new European sat-nav system, blasts off from French Guiana.
Cardiff City call for League Managers' Association chief Richard Bevan to resign over the LMA's defence of Malky Mackay.
The exchange of five Taliban fighters held at Guantanamo Bay for a captive US soldier violated the law, a US government watchdog agency finds.