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A doctor who asked a mother and child to stop speaking Welsh during an emergency consultation interfered with their right to speak the language, the Welsh Language Commissioner rules.
Israel warns against sending a "troubling message", after MPs in the UK vote to recognise Palestinian statehood.
There are still significant problems at the five Birmingham schools placed into special measures following concerns about a hard-line Islamist takeover.
An African Grey parrot named Nigel, missing for four years, returns home to California abandoning his British accent to squawk away in Spanish.
Arsenal's biggest challenge will be finding a replacement for manager Arsene Wenger, says chief executive Ivan Gazidis.
A UN health worker infected with Ebola dies at a hospital in the German city of Leipzig, hospital officials say.
Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State (IS) say they have recaptured a strategically important hilltop west of Kobane on Syria's border with Turkey.
It has been six months since more than 200 school girls were abducted in north east Nigeria and two parents have spoken to the BBC about the "desperate" situation.
Scientists sequence the entire genome of the common housefly in a bid to find cures for human diseases.
A German astronaut tweets a picture of Scotland taken from the International Space Station as it passes over Europe.
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old boy who died after he was hit outside a shop in Greater Manchester.
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Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdish rebels near the Iraqi border, in the first major air raid since the PKK declared a ceasefire in 2013.
The fifth series opener of US drama The Walking Dead is watched by 17.3 million people, breaking cable viewing records.
Police appeal for information after a teenage girl with bipolar disorder was apparently taken to Egypt by her brother without her mother's consent.
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Survivors of the HMS Royal Oak recall the moment the boat was torpedoed by a U-boat in Scapa Flow leading to the loss of 800 lives.
Police in Londonderry say a device found during a security alert in Ballyarnett on Monday night was 'capable of killing'.
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Three men and three women from Portsmouth, Farnborough and Greenwich are being held in connection with a police anti-terrorism operation.