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A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula arrive back in Damascus.
The US Supreme Court rejects an appeal which sought to ban students in Pennsylvania from wearing controversial breast cancer awareness bracelets.
Google will release a software development kit later this month for developers to create smart wearable devices using its Android operating system.
Two men, aged 40 and 32, are arrested in connection with two pipe bomb attacks on houses occupied by Romanian families in Londonderry.
A Liberal Democrat local government minister criticises his own department's flagship policies as "unfair" and "absurd".
Dame Judi Dench and Jude Law are among the nominees in the running for this year's Olivier Awards, one of the most high-profile events in the UK theatre calendar.
Former prime minister Gordon Brown believes Holyrood should be given more control over tax as part of a power sharing plan between London and Edinburgh.
A Denbighshire man was kidnapped, stripped and beaten before being found wandering dazed and naked in a street, a court hears.
Russia condemns "lawlessness" in eastern Ukraine and blames far-right militants for "conniving" with the Kiev authorities - a claim denied by Ukraine.
Cash payments by the Sun and the News of the World to sources were "part of the normal business" and did not equal criminality, Rebekah Brooks tells the phone-hacking trial.
Children's minister Liz Truss is being recalled to Commons committee to "fill in" what MPs see as "the gaps" in the government's policy on children's centres.
Uli Hoeness, president of European football champions Bayern Munich, admits in court that he defrauded the German tax authorities of 18m euros (£15m; $25m).
Barca open Pedro talks, Moyes wants Southampton pair, Mel insists he is right for West Brom, plus more
Police should not have fired rubber bullets at migrants during an incident in which 15 people drowned, Spain's interior minister admits.
Title favourite Lewis Hamilton expects the new Formula 1 season to be the most exciting for fans in years.
A woman tells a London court she thought she was going to be raped in publicist Max Clifford's car.
Labour commits to fund a "jobs guarantee" for the long-term unemployed for the whole of the next parliament, if it wins power.
England is seeing a resurgence of scarlet fever with the number of cases reaching a 24-year high, figures reveal.
How the government is decriminalising margarine
Widow of murdered RUC reservist John Proctor tells a victims ceremony at Stormont that her prayers were answered when his killer was convicted 32 years after his death.