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The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger and a hole over the Arctic would have opened up if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been phased out, according to research.
An Air France plane with 37 people on board narrowly missed hitting central Africa's highest mountain in early May, French investigators say.
A mental health nurse at Broadmoor high security hospital admits selling stories about patients to newspaper journalists.
A senior Farc rebel commander, Roman Ruiz, is believed to be among five Colombian guerrilla fighters killed in a bombing raid on Monday.
The United States returns Italian antiquities, stolen in past decades and recovered in the US, to Italy.
Rafael Nadal begins his quest for a 10th French Open title with a straight-sets win over teenage wildcard Quentin Halys.
French farmer Laurent Rambaud goes on trial accused of killing a suspected truffle thief on his land, but claims he felt threatened by the intruder.
Why I started a campaign to get rid of the 'tampon tax'
Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has unveiled a new type of piano, which he says is "radically different" to the standard concert grand.
Mysterious origins of a mysterious game
The UN children's agency says there has been an "alarming" increase in the number of suicide attacks in northern Nigeria.
Twitter's live video streaming app Periscope is being launched on Google's Android platform, exactly two months after its debut in the Apple store.
Fans of NBA team Houston Rockets are trapped overnight by flash floods after watching their team beat Golden State Warriors.
The Andy Coulson perjury trial is told the former News of the World editor knew about phone hacking as the practice was "systematic".
As fears grow that Jordan could be Islamic States's next target the country has been redoubling its efforts to confront the extremist threat on its borders and inside the country.
England appoint 52-year-old Australian Trevor Bayliss as their new coach, succeeding Peter Moores who was sacked in early May.
A man in China, Gao Bingguo, sets a new world record after coating his body with bees.
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza appeals on Facebook for money to run the country's controversial elections
Three men are facing fines of nearly £80m from the City regulator for misleading thousands of investors into buying so-called "death bonds".
A 14-year-old boy is convicted of terrorism offences in Austria, including a bomb plot potentially targeting a railway station in Vienna.