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More rain is forecast for north Pakistan after flash floods inundate several villages in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan provinces.
Nearly half of Australia's digital users illegally download movies, TV shows and music on a regular basis, a government survey finds.
A passer-by in Kansas City smashes a car window to release a child as soaring temperatures cause problems across the south-east United States.
A Myanmar court fines two journalists 1 million kyat ($800; £514) after finding them guilty of defaming the president, but rights groups condemn the move.
Images from the photographic archive of Historic England on show at Birmingham Library.
As Rachel Treweek prepares to be consecrated as the Church of England's most senior woman bishop, Caroline Wyatt asks what difference women bishops are making?
EL Doctorow - critically acclaimed author of novels such as Ragtime and Billy Bathgate - has died aged 84 in New York, his son says.
More than 20 people with Clostridium difficile have been saved in the West Midlands by feeding them liquid faeces.
The most senior woman bishop in the Church of England is being consecrated at Canterbury Cathedral later.
Data from tests on the most promising drug used in treating people with Alzheimer's disease will be presented at a conference later.
The Greek parliament will vote on a second set of structural reforms needed to secure an €86bn bailout from its eurozone creditors.
The number of suicides by UK mental health patients has reached a 10-year high, new research suggests.
The 48 hours that unnerved a city
Having regular sugary drinks can increase the chance of developing type 2 diabetes, even for slim people, researchers say.
A type of diabetes drug may provide a glimmer of hope in the fight against Parkinson's disease, research in the journal Plos One suggests.
Ukrainians struggle as economy shrinks and default looms
The Associated Press archives reveal videos featuring self-driving cars, a robot lawnmower and the hovercraft.
A "near miss" between a passenger jet and a drone has prompted a warning about using the hobby aircraft safely.
My disastrous attempt to climb a 52m chimney
What could be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham.