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Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
A lorry driver is arrested following a five-vehicle pile up on the M26 in Kent in which two people died and seven others were injured.
Artists' brains are structurally different to non-artists in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery, a study finds.
An Australian navy captain is removed from his command and another disciplined for violating Indonesia's waters on asylum patrol duties.
Claims that X-Men director Bryan Singer sexually abused a teenager in 1999 are dismissed as "completely without merit" by the film-maker's lawyer.
The Co-operative Group has announced losses of £2.5bn for 2013, marking the worst results in the group's 150-year history.
The tests carried out by a forensic expert for Oscar Pistorius' murder trial are being rigorously challenged by the state prosecutor in South Africa.
AC/DC confirm they will continue making music, following news guitarist and founder member Malcolm Young is taking a break from the band due to ill health.
Polls open in Algeria where 77-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term in office.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet families whose homes were destroyed by bushfires that ravaged parts of Australia last year, as they tour the country.
The BBC obtain a letter sent by Cardiff City that says their defeat by Crystal Palace in early April should not stand.
Retirees could be told how long they are likely to live after stopping work, says pensions minister Steve Webb.
Luxury goods retailer Mulberry issues its second profit warning since Christmas and says it will look to introduce new "more affordable" products.
The BBC's new China editor on what's changed since she last lived there
One of China's most influential bloggers, Charles Xue, is granted bail after months of detention because of a "serious illness", officials say.
French spirits firm Remy Cointreau says operating profits will fall by up to 40% after a crackdown by China on extravagant spending hits sales.
Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited an area of the Blue Mountains n Australia devastated by bush-fires six months ago.
As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Prosecutors in New York are due to start outlining their case against Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical cleric extradited from the UK in 2012.