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JK Rowling's series of crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith will eventually outnumber her Harry Potter books, she reveals.
The diabolical element we are piling up for the future
Why wiry cyclists do better in the mountains
Inspiring tales from athletes heading to Glasgow 2014
Christians flee the Iraqi city of Mosul after Islamist militants threatened to kill them unless they converted to Islam or paid a "protection tax".
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his side will not buy anyone else this summer after signing left-back Filipe Luis.
The BBC Proms the world's biggest music festival started on Friday including for the first time the China Philharmonic Orchestra.
The number of people in Gaza seeking sanctuary from the conflict with Israel nearly doubled on Friday, the UN says.
How diplomats and journalists mingle at Iran nuclear talks hotel
Captain Alastair Cook's desperate form is not the only issue for England to be concerned about, says Jonathan Agnew.
Inside Gaza as the Israeli ground campaign starts
Eric Garner suffers a fatal heart attack during an arrest in New York, after a police officer appeared to put his arm around his neck.
A vicar in Kilburn allowed his church to be used for postal services after the local post office was closed.
Rory McIlroy shoots a second successive round of 66 to take a commanding lead after two rounds of the Open at Hoylake.
Pope Francis demands justice for the victims of a bomb attack against the Amia Jewish centre in Buenos Aires 20 years ago, which killed 85 people.
Dr Robert Ballard, explains why his expedition to the Galapagos rift in 1977, where he discovered life forms exist in total darkness, defined his career.
US President Barack Obama says a surface-to-air missile fired from a rebel-held area of Ukraine brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
England Gary Ballance hits his second Test century of the summer at Lord's, but two late wickets give India the edge.
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