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Matt Allum survived a fall at high speed into a 60ft crevasse in the French Alps, near Chamonix.
More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.
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The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the frontline in north-east Syria.
Ed Balls says owners of properties worth between £2m and £3m will pay an extra £250 a month in "mansion tax" under a future Labour government - with higher rates for higher value homes.
The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.
Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.
A west Belfast woman who claims republicans were involved in a cover-up of sexual abuse holds talks with First Minister Peter Robinson.
Some paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.
A man is jailed for four weeks for sending an anti-Semitic tweet to Liverpool Wavertree MP Luciana Berger.
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A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.
A Polish MEP joins the UK Independence Party's Eurosceptic grouping, restoring its status in the European Parliament.
A mystery clown is scaring children in Portsmouth by lurking silently in streets and shops and stroking people.
Reggae singer John Holt, who was famed for writing and singing the original version of Blondie's hit The Tide is High, dies aged 69.
Former BBC Radio 1 host Mike Read defends a song he has written in support of UKIP after he is accused of racism on social media.
A nurse claims "heartbreaking" levels of low morale are driving staff out of the profession
On a visit to a school in Somerset, Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role of Gandalf the wizard to offer pupils an exam tip.
A man is found guilty of murdering his identical twin in a drunken argument on New Year's Eve.
BBC Radio 1 broke broadcasting guidelines when Lily Allen and Ed Sheeran swore on air during the Big Weekend festival, watchdog Ofcom says.