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A man and a woman killed on a Norfolk dual carriageway asked for police to be called shortly before their deaths, detectives reveal.
Wales' three national parks could be merged into one organisation as part of a review which is to start within weeks, Environment Minister John Griffiths announces.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushes for an end to the Gaza conflict with a call in Israel for both sides to "start talking".
Ministers are to reconsider how they communicate with people on back-to-work schemes who have their benefits taken away.
Mistakes were made by Birmingham City Council when dealing with allegations of an alleged plot by hardline Muslims to gain control of schools, its chief executive has said.
A train carrying the remains of most of the victims of the MH17 plane crash arrives in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, out of rebel-held territory.
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The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.
Israel's response to rocket attacks must be "proportionate", insists a minister.
Royal Mail's share price falls as it warns of lower revenues from its parcels business, but says it should still be able to meet its targets for the year.
Northern Ireland's senior coroner, John Leckey, calls for manslaughter charges to be brought against those supplying drugs linked to a number of deaths.
Five children and an adult are killed in a minibus crash near the French city of Troyes, south-east of Paris, officials say.
The BBC's Paul Adams reports from Gaza City where rescue workers try to retrieve bodies from buildings brought down by missile strikes.
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The government announces a public inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, the former KGB officer poisoned with radioactive polonium in London.
The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier HMS Illustrious has returned to Portsmouth for the final time.
Jos Buttler replaces Matt Prior as wicketkeeper in the England squad for the third Test against India at the Rose Bowl.
A woman has been found guilty of killing two children in a revenge arson attack 17 years ago.
The Home Office does not know if 175,000 people who have no right to be in the UK have left or not, auditors say.
Midwives, nurses and ambulance workers are among more than 400,000 NHS workers in England being balloted on industrial action, including strikes, over pay.