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Venezuela's governing United Socialist Party holds its first congress since the death of President Hugo Chavez last year.
How sanctions are hurting Iranian science students in Norway
The underground vault that still holds Goering's wine collection
Why some people want to be near a deadly tornado
Israel accepts a UN request for a 24-hour ceasefire in Gaza, but warns the military will act if it is breached by Palestinian militants.
More than 200 residents are evacuated from homes after the discovery of what Derbyshire police called a "potentially volatile substance" in a flat.
A Sierra Leone woman who went on the run after testing positive for the highly-contagious Ebola virus has turned herself in, health officials say.
Usain Bolt touches down in Scotland to give the Commonwealth games a welcome dose of razzmatazz.
A British teacher who was kidnapped in Yemeni capital Sanaa in February has been released safely, the UK Foreign Office says.
England captain Alastair Cook urges Jos Buttler not to change his attacking batting style when he makes his Test debut.
Israel will extend a truce in Gaza by four hours, a military spokesman tells the BBC, with no response yet from Palestinian militants of Hamas.
A disturbance breaks out at a Nottinghamshire prison which was heavily criticised in a report last week
South Sudan's food crisis is now the worst in the world, the UN Security Council warns, urging donor nations for urgent action.
Lewis Hamilton says he will struggle in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix after a fire left him starting from the back.
A man dies after falling ill at the Global Gathering dance music event in Warwickshire.
Germany's Tony Martin wins stage 20's individual time trial as Vincenzo Nibali moves closer to overall victory.
A man and a woman are arrested in London for conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.
Andrew Harding on how rumour turns to murder in CAR
The death toll in Gaza has passed 1,000, Palestinian medical officials say, 19 days after Israel launched an offensive against Hamas militants.
Jamaican Usain Bolt arrives in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games and says he will run in the heats of 4x100m relay.