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Australia dominate the first day of the second Test against New Zealand, with David Warner hitting an unbeaten 244.
Lebanon holds a day of national mourning after at least 41 people were killed in the deadliest attacks in the capital since the end of the civil war.
A stunt driver in the UK has beaten the Guinness World Record for the "tightest reverse parallel park".
Vincent Asaro, who was accused of planning a 1978 airport heist that helped to inspire the Mafia film Goodfellas, is found not guilty at a court in Brooklyn.
Spain's Sergio Garcia is three shots behind new leader Lucas Bjerregaard at the BMW Masters in Shanghai.
An elite South African university is to drop Afrikaans as the language of instruction and teach in English after a campaign by students.
Kurdish forces enter the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, held by IS militants since last year, Kurdish sources say.
A Facebook page has been set up highlighting the plight of children held in detention centres in Nauru, where the social network is banned.
A judge in California has thrown out a lawsuit against Taylor Swift using some of her lyrics in the process.
Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy wins a majority in Myanmar's historic election, ending decades of military-backed rule.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to meet the Queen and speak in front of tens of thousands of people at Wembley Stadium on the second day of his visit to the UK.
The rate of growth in the German economy slowed in the third quarter of the year, but the French economy picked up.
Nervous investors send commodity prices plunging again, but here are the three reasons behind what this means for global economic growth.
World champion Lewis Hamilton says he crashed his £1.6m super car in Monaco because "heavy partying" left him tired.
A spectacular light show has brought a 3D whale and a giant worm to the city of Durham.
Creations of a man held for being a 'criminal lunatic' murderer
The cost of maintaining Britain's stately homes could make opening them to the public a thing of the past, the Historic Houses Association warns.
Ministers are considering whether homeopathy should be put on an NHS blacklist of banned treatments, the BBC learns.
US forces have carried out an air strike in Syria targeting the British Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", the Pentagon says.
Cleaning up the Catholic Church will be far from easy, but the Pope is determined says Caroline Wyatt.