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More than 100,000 people have signed a petition against the closure of a beach on the French Riviera to allow Saudi King Salman to holiday in private.
A new scheme allowing anyone with a gambling problem to exclude themselves from high street betting shops is due to launch in Glasgow.
Two bodies are recovered from an avalanche-hit area of New Zealand's South Island where two Canadian tourists were reported missing, say police.
Hepatitis charities are calling on Scots who think they may have been exposed to the virus to get tested as part of a national campaign.
US regulators impose a record fine of $105m (£67.6m) on Fiat Chrysler over recall failures.
The Northern Ireland secretary has twice refused MI5 surveillance warrant requests, the watchdog overseeing the intelligence services says.
Manchester United sign free agent Sergio Romero as a result of the uncertainty over goalkeeper David De Gea.
If you ever needed proof of the popularity of anime, comics and video games in Asia, you need look no further than Hong Kong.
US Republican Mike Huckabee triggers a row by accusing President Obama of marching Israelis "to the door of the oven" over the Iran nuclear deal.
Why does free movement of people look set to become so important in the debate about whether Britain should remain in the EU?
Public service broadcasters are coming under increasing pressure to justify their funding models all over the world, writes Rebecca Kesby.
In an exclusive BBC interview, President Ma of Taiwan says he is disappointed not to have made more progress with President Xi Jinping of China.
How a Dutch fashion designer is putting devices into clothes to help clean the air.
The Japanese comics that are too racy for Chinese censors
How ancient ruins inspired US architecture
The BBC has witnessed more heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine as rebel forces appeared to attack Ukrainian army positions with mortars and a tank on part of the front line in the east of the country.
Speaking in a rare interview with the BBC, Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou says he is disappointed there has been no reliable progress towards democracy on mainland China.
In 1984, Ove Joensen decided to row 900 miles from the Faroe Islands to Copenhagen. He finally made it two years later.
Shelling is reported in south Yemen despite a humanitarian truce declared by Saudi-backed pro-government forces coming into force.
In a season when Formula 1 has been called boring, the Hungarian GP was packed with chaos, drama and heroic drives.