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US actor Dickie Jones, who voiced wooden puppet Pinocchio in Walt Disney's 1940 animated film, dies in California aged 87.
Phil Mickelson draws on happy memories as he prepares to defend the Scottish Open title at Royal Aberdeen.
The French government proposes travels bans to stop citizens travelling to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside Islamist militants.
The scope of Luis Suarez's ban "from all football-related activity" remains unclear two weeks after the punishment was given.
Sainsbury's chief executive Justin King is leaving the company after 10 years - he explains how he turned the company around - and the challenge of discount supermarkets.
Syria's main opposition alliance, the National Coalition, elects Hadi al-Bahra as its new president at a meeting in Turkey.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who became the face of the city worldwide during Hurricane Katrina, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption.
The bullet-riddled bodies of 53 men are found south of Baghdad, as Iraq's prime minister claims Kurdistan is becoming a haven for jihadist-led rebels.
All passengers flying into or out of the UK are advised to make sure electronic and electrical devices carried as hand luggage are charged before they travel.
Funding towards free public transport for people over 60 is under threat, according to Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy.
The first ever waxwork with what is claimed to be the most accurate likeness of author Jane Austen has been revealed at her museum in Bath
A company wins the right to force Motorola to stop selling phones in Germany and recall handsets already sold to business customers.
Belkin's Lars Boom wins stage five of the Tour de France 2014 - the 155km from Ypres to Arenberg Porte du Hainaut.
Why ripping up Karzai portrait bodes ill for Afghanistan
Downing Street adds its backing as the retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse review rejects calls to "step down" over her family connection with a previous probe.
UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.
Ed Miliband calls for David Cameron to "correct the record" over hospital waiting times claims.
Iain Duncan Smith hits back at Labour claims of "deception" over Universal Credit in fiery Commons exchanges.
Nationalist politicians criticise a decision by the NI Secretary to block moves for a fresh inquest into the SAS killings of eight IRA men at Loughgall, County Armagh, in 1987.
A teenager who was mauled to death by a polar bear on an Arctic exhibition found a paw print two days earlier, an inquest is told.