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The British Trust for Ornithology wants members of the public to report their observations to help study the behaviour of some of our cleverest garden birds, rooks.
Should the EU's parliament building in Strasbourg be abolished, and all sessions held in Brussels instead?
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner Bob Jones dies aged 59.
As new MEPs meet for the first time, German Socialist Martin Schulz is poised to lead the European Parliament again.
Former boss, Whitney Wolfe, is suing the dating app Tinder over claims including a co-worker calling her a "whore".
An acoustic expert is cross-examined about screams heard on the night South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius killed is girlfriend.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to run for president in the August election, the ruling AK Party confirms.
More than 200,000 engineering and metalworkers in South Africa have gone on strike, with marches taking place in six major cities across the country.
At least five people have been killed in an explosion at a market in Maiduguri, north-eastern Nigeria, a witness tells the BBC.
Former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent is banned for life and admits he is a "cheat" who "shamed" the sport by match-fixing.
Japan's cabinet approves a landmark change in security policy, paving the way for its military to fight overseas.
Nicolas Sarkozy is detained for questioning over alleged influence peddling, in an unprecedented step against a former French president.
Police will look at further allegations against Rolf Harris after the entertainer was found guilty of 12 counts of indecent assault.
Refugees from eastern Ukraine and Crimea are finding refuge at the former Ukrainian president's luxurious residence - Mezhigorye.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he is "ashamed, embarrassed and humiliated" by his behaviour after leaving rehab following two months of intensive treatment.
Ukraine's President says the ceasefire with Russian separatists in the east of the country is over and that Ukrainian forces will go on the offensive.
Vigils have been held in Israel after the bodies of three teenagers abducted in the West Bank were found on Monday.
Ukraine says a full-scale military operation is under way in the east of the country, hours after a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels ended.
Cameroon football authorities are to investigate claims that seven players helped to fix games at the World Cup.
Coverage of murder trial of Oscar Pistorius resumes in South Africa