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Former Giro d'Italia winner Danilo Di Luca, who is 26th in this year's race, tests positive for EPO.
A mutant strain of cockroach that can outsmart the sugar traps used to kill them has evolved, scientists in the US have found.
More than 80% of nursery and primary school teachers in Scotland have warned of high workloads as a result of the new curriculum, a union claims.
Eyewitness Steve Fryer told the BBC, "I saw the right engine was on fire, flames were coming outside of it".
Germany's economy barely grew in the first quarter of the year, figures show, as private consumption helped offset shrinking exports and investment.
The Boy Scouts of America organisation has voted to welcome openly gay scouts from January 2014, but a ban on openly gay adult scout leaders will remain in place.
A 16-year-old girl who died after suffering breathing difficulties in Warrington had an ecstasy-like drug in her system, police say.
A strong earthquake strikes off the Kamchatka peninsula in Russia's far east, but an initial tsunami warning issued by the authorities is lifted.
Manchester United has struck a new loan deal to cut the amount of interest it pays on its huge debts.
Three soldiers are killed in an ambush by suspected militants in the Pulwama district of Indian-administered Kashmir, officials say.
Shares in Japan have fallen again, adding to the global sell-off in shares seen on Thursday.
China has offered soldiers to the new UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, UN officials say.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland may have to pay out at least £50m to cover the costs of policing and security at the G8 summit in Fermanagh, it has been claimed.
Some drugs taken to protect the heart may increase the risk of developing Type-2 diabetes, according to researchers in Canada.
Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano expects the club to win five trophies in the next five years.
In an age when "extremely violent and sadistic imagery is two clicks away", school sex education is struggling to keep pace, a study suggests.
Newcastle tell manager Alan Pardew his position is safe but the club expect a top-half finish next season.
Lewis Hamilton talks about his passion for Monaco, helmet designs and his love of motorbikes
Nightly riots highlight Sweden's inequalities
Plans to restore a Grade II listed pier are boosted by a heritage lottery grant of nearly £600,000.