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MI5 has twice been refused warrants for surveillance by the Northern Ireland secretary, the watchdog overseeing the intelligence services says.
Manchester United sign goalkeeper Sergio Romero on a free transfer after he left Sampdoria.
If you ever needed proof of the popularity of anime, comics and video games in Asia, you need look no further than Hong Kong.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says Cristiano Ronaldo is the kind of player whose creativity would complete his squad.
The chancellor is making the first of a series of trips to key EU capitals, as the government bids to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the union.
A man shot dead in a "targeted attack" at a house in Salford is understood to have been local businessman and former mayoral candidate Paul Massey.
President Obama is in Ethiopia for the second leg of his African tour and is due to hold talks with regional leaders.
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
A passenger train in Kent is derailed when it hits cows that had wandered on to the line.
Allegations against Lords Deputy Speaker Lord Sewel, and Chris Froome's Tour de France victory, dominate the papers.
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 frontline 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.
One rower, two cats, 900 miles
In a season when Formula 1 has been called boring, the Hungarian GP was packed with chaos, drama and heroic drives.