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Police say they will not apologise for the way they conducted a search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, who was taken from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice.
Why Chinese couples are queuing up to put on waterproof make-up and get their wedding pictures taken underwater.
Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.
A court in Bahrain upholds a 10-year sentence imposed on photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan, as human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja is arrested.
Violence between protesters and police should stop, Pakistan's army says, as it backs democracy after Islamabad clashes saw three people die.
From 1 September, companies in the EU will be banned from making or importing vacuum cleaners above 1600 watts and it has led to a sharp rise in sales.
What is proton beam therapy and why is it so sought after?
Eurosceptic party 'Alternative for Germany' wins its first state parliament seats in the eastern state of Saxony, according to exit polls.
Leonardo Ulloa's second goal in successive home games gives promoted Leicester a deserved point against Arsenal.
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness urges dissident republicans, on the IRA ceasefire 20th anniversary, to "take that same step into politics and away from conflict".
Shinji Kagawa rejoins Borussia Dortmund from Manchester United, while Real Madrid have loan talks about Javier Hernandez.
Four people have been killed and eleven others injured after an explosion rocked a four-storey building in Rosny-sous-Bois, Paris on Sunday morning.
Zimbabwe defeat Australia in a one-day international for the first time since 1983 after a three-wicket win in Harare.
One diver dies and two others are treated in hospital after an incident at a disused quarry in Gwynedd.
Iceland issues an aviation alert after a fresh lava eruption from a fissure near the Bardarbunga volcano, but the warning is later lowered.
Graeme McDowell says only "1% of his mind" has been on the Ryder Cup after he became a father.
President Putin calls for talks on "statehood" for eastern Ukraine and says it is "impossible to predict" the end of the crisis.
From falling asleep at the airport to paying over the odds, we look at five transfers with more than a hint of panic about them.
William Fox-Pitt claims eventing bronze as Britain win silver behind gold medallists Germany at the World Equestrian Games.