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Two police officers are injured with "electrical power tools" during a siege in south Devon.
Prince Charles asked the Blair government to consider the culling of badgers, historic documents reveal.
Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen will not play in the Indian Premier League because of calf and Achilles injuries.
A commuter train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people, was travelling at twice the speed limit, say safety experts.
The BBC's Michelle Fleury reports from the scene of the train crash in Philadelphia as investigators looks for clues as to what caused the derailment.
The White House praised Facebook's new policy to require a $15-per-hour (£9.53) minimum wage for contractors who do a "substantial amount of work" for the firm.
The USA 4x100m relay team are stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals because of Tyson Gay's drugs ban.
Prince Charles's press adviser Kristina Kyriacou attempts to snatch Channel 4 News reporter Michael Crick's microphone as he asks about the publication of some of his private letters.
A man suspected of attacking four strangers in Manhattan within hours on Monday is shot and wounded by police.
A mother and her twin daughters are found dead at a house in east London, as a man is found hanging nearby, police say.
The Vatican is to formally recognise Palestinian statehood in a treaty that will be signed shortly, officials say.
In Nepal, hundreds of thousands of people have spent the night out in the open after the second major earthquake to strike in less than three weeks.
Yorkshire's director of cricket says England have made no approach for head coach Jason Gillespie to succeed Peter Moores.
A pregnant woman who dug herself out of the rubble after the first Nepal earthquake has given birth to a healthy boy, say healthcare workers.
The BBC has filmed footage of endangered black caimans for sale on a market in Peru where there is meant to be a ban on the trade of any wildlife.
The local government in the Japanese capital bans drones, saying the devices pose a danger to park visitors
Following the killing of dozens of Ismaili Shia Muslims in Karachi, what do we know about the sect?
After a coup is launched against Burundi's president, BBC News takes a 50-second look at the country's recent past.
10 things that Prince Charles wrote to ministers about
The second-in-command of the group calling itself Islamic State has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike in northern Iraq, the Iraqi ministry of defence says.