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Local elections give a big boost to France's conservative UMP, led by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, but voters keep out the far-right National Front.
A police officer from Gloucestershire who admitted having sex with three vulnerable women he met on duty is jailed.
Labour pledges an education bill on vocational training and apprenticeships in its first hundred days if it takes power after the election
Flood warnings have been issued in Indian-administered Kashmir after torrential rain and a rise in levels of the Jhelum river.
Kell Brook has the potential to be the biggest fighter in Great Britain, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.
A man dies after being pulled from a swimming pool at a swingers' party.
A week after the death of singer Lil' Chris, his family said he had "mental health issues" and a "huge personality".
Details including passport numbers and Visa numbers were accidentally emailed to the organisers of a football tournament in Australia by a government official.
Two Britons are found dead near Alicante in Spain, the Foreign Office says.
British Airways' Executive Club, the code-sharing site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been hit by cyber-attacks.
Parliament is dissolved and the race for No 10 begins
Who lit up the 2015 Cricket World Cup, and who had a tournament to forget? BBC Sport picks out the highs and lows.
A former senior hospital nurse admits raping, sexually assaulting and spying on female patients including some who were unconscious.
A top Lufthansa official warns the missing flight recorder may have been too badly damaged when the Germanwings plane crashed in the French Alps.
In his first remarks since his final acquittal of UK student Meredith Kercher's murder, Raffaele Sollecito says he will be "marked for life" by the ordeal.
Ed Miliband says that the business world in the UK is in a "sea of insecurity", exacerbated by concerns over future EU membership.
Traditional watchmakers like Breitling, Bulgari, Tissot and Vector are now offering smartwatches
A baby girl allegedly murdered by her grandfather by a blow to the head suffered rib fractures about two weeks before she died, a court hears.
A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue that was controversially sold by a council for £15.76m will not be allowed to leave the country, Culture Minister Ed Vairzey says.
A Scottish soldier, who was in his 20s and from Edinburgh, has died while on holiday in Florida.