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The Chinese capital has been suffering under heavy smog for the past few weeks, but the 34th edition of the Beijing marathon still went ahead on Sunday.
The 34th Beijing International Marathon goes ahead despite concerns about "hazardous" air quality, with many runners wearing face masks.
GB win two gold medals and a silver on the penultimate day of the European Track Championships in Guadeloupe.
People on a night out in Cardiff were kept away from one of its most famous streets as fire fighters dealt with a chip shop fire.
Police launch an attempted murder inquiry after a vehicle was deliberately driven at a man in Irvine, Ayrshire.
Stuart Gallacher, a Wales dual-code international and ex-Regional Rugby Wales chief executive, dies at the age of 68.
The UK football fans organising deliveries to West Africa
Tributes are paid to rally driver Ryan Bradley who died after his car plunged into a reservoir at Down Rally on Saturday.
A memorial service will be held in Belfast on Sunday for the former First Minister of Northern Ireland, Ian Paisley.
Serena Williams criticises Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev for making "sexist and racist" comments.
New research shows a majority of adults think body confidence issues affect people of all ages
Sweden has boosted its military presence in the Stockholm Archipelago, amid rising tension between Russia and Scandinavian countries over the Ukraine crisis.
Rescue teams in Nepal say they are making a final search for survivors on a trekking route that was hit by a storm earlier this week, killing 39 people.
Bermudans are clearing up after a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo left a trail of damage in its wake on the tiny Atlantic territory.
A memorial service for Ian Paisley is to be held at the Ulster Hall in Belfast on Sunday.
BBC Sport looks back at 50 iconic FA Cup goals in the build-up to the first round proper, which takes place in November.
Treating common ailments like coughs and colds at community pharmacies could save the NHS over £1bn a year, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society claims.
An inquiry into the rape conviction of footballer Ched Evans is to be fast-tracked by the body that examines potential miscarriages of justice.
Cuba's former President Fidel Castro says his country will send almost 300 extra doctors and nurses to Africa.
The female police pioneer who cleaned up a town