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The rescue effort after the Oklahoma twister that killed 24 people nears an end, as it emerges the storm was more powerful than thought.
Up to 600 Afghan interpreters who worked alongside British troops are set to be given the right to live in the UK, under government plans.
The House of Commons votes to allow gay marriage in England and Wales, despite 161 MPs opposing the government's plans.
Microsoft unveils the third generation of its video games console in an event at its headquarters at Redmond, Washington.
Andy Murray withdraws from the French Open because of the back injury that forced him out of the Italian Open.
The Vatican denies media reports that Pope Francis performed an exorcism, after pictures showed a man apparently reacting as he was prayed for.
Two prominent figures in Iran, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, are barred from standing in next month's presidential election.
A conman who fleeced more than £170,000 out of women he met on a website for "sugar daddies" is jailed for seven years.
Three fraudsters are jailed for making 50,000 fake £1 coins in what police describe as the biggest plot of its kind.
UK fruit growers could enjoy a much better harvest of apples and pears this year, following the dismal crop in 2012, experts believe.
The UK tax authority's failure to hit a target of reducing tax credit fraud and error has "cost the taxpayer dear", a committee of MPs says.
Trevor Bolder, the bassist in David Bowie's legendary 1970s backing band Spiders From Mars, has died from cancer at the age of 62.
A couple return from honeymoon to find their Essex home "glowing" with a spotty pink Mr Blobby-style makeover.
Mahatma Gandhi's last will and testament sells for more than £50,000 as dozens of Gandhi memorabilia is sold at auction.
Apple boss Tim Cook defends its tax strategy at a Senate hearing, after the tech giant is accused of being among America's largest tax avoiders.
Shares on Wall Street picked up on Tuesday to a new all-time high as investors bet that the US central bank would continue supporting the economy.
A woman is detained by police after attempting to drive through the main gates of the House of Commons.
Unite leader Len McCluskey hits back at claims by Lord Mandelson that his union is trying to rig Labour candidate selection.
The head of the NHS in England Sir David Nicholson is stepping down from the post next year.
A&E units are on a cliff edge, say NHS leaders as MPs start an inquiry into the state of emergency care.
The shared A-level and GCSE system for England, Wales and Northern Ireland should no longer be continued, says Education Secretary Michael Gove.
A think tank report argues that 18% of public spending on schools could be cut without damaging standards.
Yahoo revamps its Flickr photo-sharing service, offering users up to 1TB of storage if they accept adverts.
Big UK net firms have begun blocking access to two movie streaming sites accused of flouting copyright laws.
A study showing how ants tunnel their way through confined spaces could aid the design of search and rescue robots, say scientists.
A vaccine to protect sheep and cattle from a livestock virus spread by midges has been approved by government vets.
Eddie Braben, the writer credited with contributing to the huge success of comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, dies aged 82.
Film star Michael Douglas breaks down in tears at a press conference in Cannes while discussing his role as flamboyant pianist Liberace.
History suggests that religions that don't change die out - but how do they manage it without undermining themselves?
After a technical hitch inserted yodelling into Radio 4's Broadcasting House, Kevin Connolly set about finding the singer.
The relationship between Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia remains tense as both players refuse to end their spat.
West Ham agree a £15m fee with Liverpool for England striker Andy Carroll but the player has yet to decide on the move.
Manager Tony Pulis leaves Stoke City by mutual consent following talks with chairman Peter Coates on Tuesday.
Celtic midfielder Kris Commons retires from international football after winning 12 caps for Scotland.
Olympic gold medallist Audley Harrison reverses his decision to retire from boxing three weeks after quitting the sport.
The family of a woman murdered by her ex-partner call for a public inquiry into how complaints of domestic violence are handled by police.
A mayor drives his car through the doors of his local Tesco Express.
Fresh evidence emerges which challenges the murder conviction of so-called "Angel of Death" nurse Colin Norris.
Emergency services deal with a crash in which a boy on a bicycle is understood to have been injured in a collision with a mobile crane.
Power NI announces that electricity bills for households and small businesses are to increase by 18% from July.
A man from Northern Ireland is killed in a car crash in Warwickshire, England.
Bone fragments found in the fireplace of the man accused of the murder of five-year-old April Jones were from a human skull, a jury is told.
Four people are taken to hospital following a collision between a car and five motorbikes in Monmouthshire.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan orders the release of all women held over "terrorist activity" - a Boko Haram condition for holding peace talks.
A man has died of the novel coronavirus (NCoV) in Tunisia, in what is believed to be the first such case in Africa.
Seven Muslims are jailed for their involvement in religious clashes in the Burmese town of Meiktila that left more than 40 people dead.
Pakistani politician Imran Khan walks a short distance in a brace, two weeks after damaging his spine in an election rally fall.
A far-right historian shoots himself dead inside the cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris in the French capital, police say, causing its evacuation.
The head of the European Commission tells the European Parliament he will argue for EU-wide exchange of income data to battle tax evasion.
Guatemala's top court throws out the genocide conviction of ex-leader Efrain Rios, whose trial will now be restarted from the middle of proceedings.
Bolivia passes a law which could allow President Evo Morales to be elected for a third time, despite claims that it is unconstitutional.
Israeli and Syrian forces trade fire across the ceasefire line in the Israeli occupied Golan Heights.
At least 23 people are killed in new bomb attacks in Iraq, a day after a wave of bombings across the country left at least 70 people dead.
US tax officials tell a congressional hearing they did not know their agency had targeted conservative groups.
The US military's wireless internet service inside Guantanamo Bay has been shut down following threats by Anonymous hackers
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A train driver suffered facial injuries after his train was hit by an object thrown from a bridge.
Prince Charles and Prince William have called for global action to save wild animals from poachers.
Sharing a bed with a newborn increases the risk of sudden infant death syndrome fivefold, research claims.
Former Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres pays tribute to his friend, The Doors keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, who has died aged 74 after a long battle with cancer.
The UK's inflation rate fell to 2.4% in April, according to the Office for National Statistics, down from 2.8% in March.
Ghana's fast growing economy is experiencing a building boom - the BBC's George Alagiah takes a tour of a new luxury apartment in Accra.
The family of Maria Stubbings, who was murdered by her ex-partner, is calling for a public inquiry into how complaints of domestic violence are handled by police.
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