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Plans to build new runways at Heathrow and Gatwick will cost substantially more than the bidders have estimated, the Airports Commission says.
The captain of the South Korean Sewol ferry which sank in April killing more than 300 people is sentenced to 36 years in jail for gross negligence.
After several months of relative calm, the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is again experiencing extreme violence.
Gerrard to open Liverpool talks, Pique interests Chelsea and Man Utd, Wenger to get £20m transfer fund, plus more.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sets off on a tour which will take in summits and key bilateral talks in Myanmar, Australia and Fiji.
Labour plans to use an opposition day debate next week to give MPs a chance to vote on the European Arrest Warrant, the BBC understands.
Social networking giant Facebook said its new messaging service now has more than 500 million users - more than doubling since April.
Shrien Dewani "knows everything" about the alleged conspiracy which led to the murder of his new wife in South Africa, a court hears.
A report into how the Home Office, police and prosecutors dealt with claims of organised child abuse in the 1970s, 80s and 90s is being published.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says 200 members of Australia's special forces will begin deploying to Iraq after being given legal clearance.
A stream of lava that has been creeping towards a Hawaii town for months has now destroyed one of the houses.
Kenyan businesswoman's tips on making money from waste
The government wins its bid to sign up to 35 EU justice measures - including the European Arrest Warrant - following a dramatic Commons vote.
How history might have changed if Franz Ferdinand had survived
The long history of Chinese immigrants in the US
Tony Abbott says a new regional development bank for Asia would be good for growth, but says Australia will only join a "genuinely multilateral body".
Inside the New York courts for immigrant children
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes is named as the new manager of Spanish club Real Sociedad.
Veterans making history in Congress
Which part of the world has the people with the reddest hair?