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Britain's biggest satellite operator, Inmarsat, awaits the launch of the spacecraft that will complete its new £1bn global telecommunications network.
What impact will the Shoreham air crash have on the rest of the UK's air shows, which attract over five million visitors a year?
The writer and environmentalist George Monbiot cooks dead squirrel in the Newsnight studio as he discusses the outraged reaction he got on social media after revealing he had cooked and eaten a "road kill" squirrel.
Facebook boast a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.
Premier League referee Michael Oliver steps out of the crowd to replace an injured official at a women's cup match.
The BBC looks at the lives of refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, now living in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
In a speech in new Orleans to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, US President Barack Obama describes the storm as a natural disaster that "became a man-made disaster".
Police in Austria work through the night to establish how many people died in a lorry found abandoned on a motorway near the Hungarian border.
England men lose to Germany in the EuroHockey Championships semi-final following a penalty shootout.
Serena Williams is ready for the pressure of attempting a calendar Grand Slam at the US Open, which starts on Monday.
Southampton lose 1-0 to Midtyjlland in their Europa League play-off second leg and miss out on the group stage.
Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsize off the Libyan city of Zuwara.
Coach Warren Gatland says safety is paramount as George North returns to win his 50th Wales cap after five months out.
Manchester City make an "astonishing" wage offer to winger Kevin de Bruyne, Wolfsburg's director of sport says.
US President Barack Obama is speaking at an event to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
The father of slain journalist Alison Parker tells the BBC about the need for gun control in the US to prevent tragedies like Wednesday's shooting.
US president Barack Obama is set to visit New Orleans, saying the city is "moving forward" 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
Britain's Chris Froome remains in contention at the Vuelta a Espana as Colombia's Esteban Chaves reclaims the lead on stage six.
Burnley sign former Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City midfielder Joey Barton on a one-year deal.
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Olympic gold medal-winning sprinter Darren Campbell with his Premier League predictions.