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The French spy who wrote Planet of the Apes
Homeowners in Europe are more worried about energy bills than paying the rent or mortgage, a survey suggests.
Commonwealth Games medal table redrawn by country size
An attack that killed 10 people at a UN-run Gaza school was a "moral outrage", says UN chief Ban Ki-moon, as Israel declares a brief ceasefire.
Glasgow 2014 is hailed as "the standout Games in the history of the movement" as the 11-day event comes to a conclusion.
Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey tells the BBC his forces are gaining ground against rebels in the east and will be victorious "very soon".
Four people are killed and 20 others injured after a flash flood tore through a festival in a village near Venice in northern Italy.
Hundreds march in the Spanish town of Daimiel to demand the release of a priest detained in El Salvador for alleged links with criminal gangs.
Ukraine Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey tells the BBC the army is close to winning the conflict with pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.
At least 367 people are killed and scores more injured after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes in south-west China, state media say.
Tiger Woods is forced to withdraw from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational midway through his final round with a back injury.
Services and events are held across the country on the eve of the centenary of the UK's entry into World War One.
The US will "surge" its response to the worst-ever outbreak of Ebola by sending at least 50 public health experts to West Africa.
The situation in Gaza is "simply intolerable and must be addressed", Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
The BBC's James Reynolds has visited an Israeli staging post outside Gaza, where tanks were lined up awaiting orders.
Wales' Geraint Thomas survives a puncture to with six kilometres to go to win the men's Commonwealth Games road race.