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A daughter found dead in a home in Oxfordshire had kept the body of her mother in her bathroom for months, an inquest hears.
David Sillito looks back at the life and career of American actress Lauren Bacall who has died at the age of 89.
Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw is ruled out of action for four weeks with a hamstring injury.
A "mammoth" that last walked on the Norfolk coast more than 700,000 years ago returns to the beach.
Britain will "play a role" in an international mission to rescue Yazidi refugees who have fled Islamic extremists in Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
Watch highlights of the 2014 Youth Olympics from Nanjing, China, where about 3,600 athletes from 204 nations are competing in 28 sports.
The Michael J Fox Foundation and Intel have teamed up to equip Parkinson's patients with wearable sensors to help monitor the disease.
Pakistan is bracing itself ahead of Thursday's planned anti-government protests, with thousands of security personnel deployed and roadblocks set up.
Scientists say the potential remains for further big earthquakes in North Chile, along the stretch of coast hit by a Magnitude 8.2 tremor in April.
The first tandem flight by the last two airworthy Lancaster bombers in the world takes place in Lincolnshire.
Ethical approval has been given for a study where some patients who experienced a cardiac arrest would not be given adrenaline - the usual treatment – but a placebo instead.
The World Health Organization classifies Kenya as a high-risk country for the spread of Ebola, as the number of people killed by the virus rises.
An Iranian mathematician working in the US has become the first ever female winner of the celebrated Fields Medal.
The international chemical weapons watchdog says all the precursor chemicals for sarin gas removed from Syria have now been destroyed.
Libya's parliament votes for foreign intervention to protect civilians caught up in deadly clashes between rival militia groups.
Prime Minister David Cameron says "detailed plans" are being put in place to rescue thousands of people stranded in northern Iraq.
Former 400m world champion Amantle Montsho faces a two-year ban after her B sample drugs test came back positive.
A seven-bedroom disused fort on the River Thames is on the market, but it can only be reached by a boat or during low tide.
Security camera footage captures the moment a wall of water gushes through a Nebraska hospital.
The BBC's Barbara Plett Usher meets Yazidi Americans who have dropped everything to keep Washington's attention on the tragedy in their homeland.