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Britain's Andy Murray withdraws from the Italian Open in Rome due to "fatigue" after a run of 10 successive wins on clay.
Former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw criticises publication of Prince Charles's so-called "black spider memos", saying they should have remained private.
A firefighter, believed to be the oldest serving officer in the UK, retires after a 48-year career.
Sixteen-year-olds will not be able to vote at the 2016 assembly election, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says.
UKIP's election campaign chief backs Nigel Farage despite earlier calling him "snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive" but other senior figures urge him to quit.
The aerospace firm Bombardier is to cut at least 220 jobs from its Northern Ireland operation due to a fall in demand for its business jets.
Palmyra, one of the archaeological jewels of the Middle East, is reported to be under threat from advancing Islamic State militants in Syria.
Justin Gatlin will run his first race of the season in Friday's Diamond League opener but he still splits opinion, says Steve Cram.
BBC journalists spent a day in Kathmandu hearing from those who have been affected in a city trying to get back on its feet after last month's earthquake.
European 100m champion James Dasaolu says he is racing Justin Gatlin on Friday because he feels in such good shape.
Nigeria's military imposes a curfew in the main north-eastern city of Maiduguri after a surprise attack by militant Islamist group Boko Haram.
Kevin Pietersen "maybe" deserves the chance to be considered for England selection in the future, says ex-team-mate Ian Bell.
Finland councils woo new residents with baby bonuses
A life-sized nude by Lucian Freud sells at auction in New York for $56.2 million (£35.6m), setting a new record for the late British painter.
Aid agencies are attempting to reach areas of Yemen hardest hit by seven weeks of air strikes and fighting, as a humanitarian ceasefire largely holds.
Apple denied that it poached staff from battery-maker A123, but has agreed to settle the case, court papers show.
The family of a man who died in police custody in Fife say they are seeking the truth about what happened to him.
People in northern England take to Twitter to appeal to Scotland
A Stormont committee is to conduct an inquiry into safety issues at the Casement Park stadium project in West Belfast.
Myanmar migrants on a boat stranded for a week in the Andaman Sea say 10 people have died while some are so desperate they are drinking urine.