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Mercedes boss Toto Wolff feels Lewis Hamilton can return to winning ways after his nightmare in Monaco.
The hunt for a man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner in Oxfordshire enters its second day.
Two brothers, Ganesh and Santos Bharati, whose mother died in the first of two earthquakes to hit Nepal, describe their lives one month on.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State militants "in days".
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is sentenced to eight months in prison for fraud and breach of trust.
Solar Impulse plane faces greatest challenge
A total of 139 grave sites of suspected migrants have been found in 28 trafficking camps close to Malaysia's border with Thailand, police say.
China will cut import taxes on consumer goods by an average of more than 50%, in a bid to kick-start its economy.
Japanese shares close at a 15-year high after data showed the country's trade account fell into a deficit in April, but was still better than expected.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers accepts his future is in doubt after his side's 6-1 thrashing at Stoke City.
An Australian man who imprisoned a Dutch backpacker in a hotel room for six weeks, repeatedly raping and beating her, is jailed for 17 years.
The governing People's Party in Spain has suffered heavy losses in regional and local elections.
The first round-the-world solar-powered flight, known as the Solar Impulse Two, is hoping to make the next and most difficult leg of its journey.
Details about the isolated life lead by gunman Man Haron Monis emerge from an inquest into last December's siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney.
A political shake-up after Spain's regional and local elections
Protest parties make gains in Spain's local elections, depriving the governing People's Party of overall control of Madrid and other councils.
A deluge of rainfall has burst rivers and brought flood warnings to several southern US states, with Texas and Oklahoma the worst hit so far.
A major search of the English Channel for a diver who failed to resurface during a trip is suspended for the night.
Four years after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, Japan is about to return to using nuclear power.
Kasuma Hatu, a Rohingya Muslim refugee from Myanmar describes her journey at sea from Myanmar to Langsa city in Indonesia.