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Reports emerge of a new mass abduction in north-eastern Nigeria, suspected to have been carried out by Islamist militants Boko Haram.
A man found guilty of the "violent and vicious" murder of his stepdaughter is jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years.
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A "despicable" couple who robbed a woman while she suffered an epileptic fit - and then burgled her home - is jailed at Swansea Crown Court.
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A female detainee who took ill at Dungavel Detention Centre in South Lanarkshire is taken to hospital to undergo tests for Ebola.
The last remaining shipyard on the lower Clyde - Ferguson in Port Glasgow - goes into administration with the loss of 70 jobs.
Pope Francis poses for a 'selfie' photograph at an Asian youth meeting in South Korea.
Louis van Gaal says he wondered if Man Utd's captaincy was affecting Wayne Rooney but feels he is the right choice.
A giant inflatable turtle has drawn crowds of tourists in Sydney Harbour.
A record number of students have had their university places confirmed, figures from admissions body Ucas show.
Raheem Sterling is set to quadruple his wages at Liverpool, Vargas for Arsenal, Fellaini loan move stalls and more.
A convoy of Russian trucks carrying aid for eastern Ukraine is opened up to journalists at the border.
A man accused of defrauding a charity claimed expenses for four Wales rugby tickets, cat litter and pet food, Swansea Crown Court hears.
A maximum security prison in Kenya has been the unusual setting for a ceremony awarding a diploma from the University of London.
BBC pundits, commentators and journalists predict who will win the Premier League title and who will finish in the top four.
The Ice Bucket Challenge involves people pouring cold water over themselves and posting videos on the internet.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says his side can push for the Premier League title following the club's summer signings.