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An 80-year-old Japanese adventurer, Yuichiro Miura, becomes the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
A man is arrested in connection with a fatal fire in Essex in which six members of a family died.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde is grilled by judges in Paris over a big payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister.
Both suspects in the killing of a serving soldier in London were known to security services, senior Whitehall sources confirm to the BBC.
Disbelief and mourning engulfs district after killing
Handbag collection made from the stomach of a Highland cow is created by an Edinburgh student.
The EU drops plans to ban restaurants from using refillable olive oil jugs, after the idea drew criticism from consumers and European leaders.
A family doctor who used a secret camera inside his wristwatch to record himself abusing female patients at his surgery is jailed for 12 years.
Aerial footage shot by Los Angeles police shows a black bear on the loose in a Los Angeles suburb before it was caught by wildlife officials.
Sergio Garcia's ill-judged joke does nothing for golf's attempts to foster a more inclusive image, says BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter
A Russian drifting Arctic research station is to be evacuated because the ice field around it is melting, the environment ministry in Moscow reports.
Eddie Ahern will have the full support of the Professional Jockeys' Association when he appeals against his 10-year ban.
Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf is withdrawn from the Champions Trophy following media reports of an Indian police investigation.
Robert Redford receives a standing ovation for his performance in his survival-at-sea epic All Is Lost at a Cannes Film Festival screening.
A school criticised for its handling of a pupil's claim that she was raped twice by students could face closure after a report finds children remain unsafe.
A bomb planted in a rickshaw has killed at least 12 people in Quetta in south-west Pakistan, officials say.
A railway bridge across the Colorado River between San Saba and Lometa in the US state of Texas burned down and collapsed.
The airline Flybe is dropping its direct flights from Belfast City Airport to London Gatwick from the end of March 2014.
Nissan says it plans to recall about 841,000 vehicles worldwide due to a faulty steering wheel.
Uefa announces a series of new measures designed to combat the use of performance-enhancing drugs in European football.