As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
A Belfast man is jailed for nine years for repeatedly hitting his partner with a broken bottle, while he was out on bail for threatening to kill her.
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
Stoke City defender Robert Huth is banned and fined by the FA for comments on social media related to gender reassignment.
The Young Vic in London, Southampton's Nuffield, Liverpool's Everyman and producer Sonia Friedman are among the winners at The Stage's 2015 awards.
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Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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The National Railway Museum in York has refurbished Sir Winston Churchill's funeral train, to mark the 50th anniversary of the event.
At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.
Four burglars who took part in a raid which left a lecturer "unrecognisable" are given lengthy jail sentences.
The chief of Korean Air tells a court in Seoul that he scolded his 40-year-old daughter over her now notorious reaction to being served nuts in a packet.
Video has emerged showing a fierce battle in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk, in which pro-Russian forces come under heavy bombardment from Ukrainian forces.
The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, says it does not want war with Israel but is not afraid to fight, after deadly border clashes.
Kenyan marathon runner Rita Jeptoo has been banned for two years for failing a doping test.
Shares in US burger firm Shake Shack surge more than 130% on their New York Stock Exchange debut, valuing the firm at $1.8bn.
A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week.
Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.
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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says Chelsea striker Diego Costa must change after being banned for stamping.