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Explosions near two mosques in a village in the Malakand region of north-west Pakistan leave at least 13 people dead.
Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell pleads not guilty to 19 sexual offences against a child.
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A smoking action group calls for more legislation to cut the number of adult smokers as figures reveal a fall of just 1% in six years.
Revelations that Costa Rica's president used a jet belonging to a Colombian with alleged links to drug trafficking have led to three resignations.
Police believe the mother of a 20-month-old girl whose body was found in a house in Oxfordshire has fled to Kenya.
The driver of a speedboat that crashed killing a father and daughter was not wearing the safety cord that could have stopped the engine, investigators say.
Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, says the gun attack on police officers in west Belfast would have created only "huge misery and heartbreak" had they been killed or injured.
An engineer from Greater Manchester was unlawfully killed by his kidnappers in Nigeria minutes after a UK-led rescue operation stormed in, an inquest finds.
Maria Sharapova's preparations for the French Open suffer a setback after she withdraws from the Italian Open because of illness.
As a survey of teachers finds concerns over a drop in school sport, BBC Sport's Dan Roan says the Olympic legacy cannot be taken for granted
Egyptian police sealed off the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip in protest at the abduction of seven security personnel in Sinai.
Ferrari have ridiculed critics of the tyres in Formula 1 in what amounts to a veiled attack on champions Red Bull.
People under 40 are warned to watch their weight as researchers find a sharp rise in the number with type 2 diabetes.
US politicians are seeking reassurances from Google that its smart spectacles will respect personal privacy.
Health officials warn that action is needed to prevent a rubella outbreak, which can be particularly dangerous to pregnant women.
Reading player Jason Roberts says the FA's five-match minimum bans for racist abuse shows a "lack of leadership".
A Dunfermline solicitor caught trying to smuggle drugs and phones into a prison is jailed for four years.