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An Australian man who imprisoned a Dutch backpacker in a hotel room for six weeks, repeatedly raping and beating her, is jailed for 17 years.
Air crash investigators are examining the scene of a crash in which two men were killed in the Republic of Ireland.
The former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is sentenced to eight months in prison in a corruption trial.
Three famous ocean liners are meeting in Liverpool on Monday, for a majestic display to mark the 175th anniversary of the shipping line Cunard.
The governing People's Party in Spain has suffered heavy losses in regional and local elections.
The yes result in the same-sex marriage referendum in the Republic of Ireland leads to calls for its introduction in Northern Ireland.
There are no differences in the eyesight of dyslexics and non-dyslexics, say researchers
A rare bird may become extinct in Syria because of the capture of Palmyra by Islamic State, experts say.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says that the city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State militants "in days".
The hunt for a man suspected of killing his six-year-old sister, his mother and her partner in Oxfordshire enters its second day.
Malaysian PM Najib Razak vows to find those responsible for people-smuggling, after mass graves of suspected migrants are found in the country.
The first round-the-world solar-powered flight, known as the Solar Impulse Two, is hoping to make the next and most difficult leg of its journey.
Details about the isolated life lead by gunman Man Haron Monis emerge from an inquest into last December's siege at the Lindt cafe in Sydney.
A political shake-up after Spain's regional and local elections
With number of people calling themselves Christian in the UK in decline, is religion in crisis?
Michael Fassbender tackles Macbeth on screen
Narendra Modi's first year in power has been a mixed bag of hits and misses amid concerns over rising social tensions, writes Soutik Biswas.
Is infidelity a billion-dollar business?
Four years after the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, Japan is about to return to using nuclear power.
Kasuma Hatu, a Rohingya Muslim refugee from Myanmar describes her journey at sea from Myanmar to Langsa city in Indonesia.