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The 10 biggest cliches of A-level results day
Pupils receiving A-level results will have more university places to choose from than ever before.
Moving Trident nuclear submarines out of an independent Scotland would be "very difficult but not impossible", according to a study.
A pilot lost control of a passenger plane when his artificial arm came off as he was landing in challenging conditions, according to an accident report.
A man claims to have broken the blind land speed record by driving a car at more than 200mph (322km/h).
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says currency contingency plans have been drawn up, whatever the outcome of the Scottish referendum.
The former Derry Gaelic football captain Kevin McCloy is being treated in hospital after he collapsed on the pitch during a club match.
Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos has died in a plane crash in the city of Santos, officials say.
Britain's Mo Farah has to fight hard to win European 10,000m gold, while team-mate Andy Vernon snatches a silver medal.
How British firms can best succeed in the US market
Delivery of arms and aid to Iraq is being stepped up, in an international push to tackle jihadist militants and help those who fled their advance.
Students see the funny side of the great A-Level drama
The last two remaining airworthy Lancaster bombers fly together over Lincolnshire.
The cult behind the murder that shocked China
James Dasaolu wins 100m gold and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey bronze on a brilliant night for Britain at the European Championships.
One of the protesters planning an anti-Nato "peace camp" in Newport during the summit of world leaders in September has claimed they will set up at an alternative site.
A landslide in Switzerland derails a train at the top of a ravine, injuring several passengers and leaving one carriage hanging over the precipice.
The BBC's Hugh Pym is given exclusive access to Porton Down research centre where scientists are working on detecting and minimising the risk of Ebola appearing in the UK
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.