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A selection of the most joyous sporting moments from BBC followers to mark this, the UN's International Day of Happiness.
The country where it's embarrassing for a man to hold an umbrella for a woman, and more nuggets.
Katharine Viner is to become the first female editor-in-chief of The Guardian, taking over from the departing Alan Rusbridger
The brothers of former Thai princess Srirasmi are jailed for defaming the monarchy following her divorce from the crown prince.
James Landale profiles the Lib Dem leader
A man is jailed for murder after fatally stabbing a teenage footballer in the neck with a broken bottle.
A woman dies after falling from the window of a flat in Quarry Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire.
Newcastle's Jonas Gutierrez feels "born again" following his return to Premier League action after overcoming testicular cancer.
UKIP is facing claims from rivals it is in disarray after two election candidates were suspended and a third stood down.
Manchester United's 33-year-old midfielder Michael Carrick signs a one-year contract extension at Old Trafford.
Five teenage girls who had shown an interest in going to Syria are barred from travelling abroad by a High Court judge.
Shares gains for building supplier CRH help the benchmark FTSE 100 index surge to an all-time record of more than 7,000.
New evidence indicating British Airways could have done more to prevent one of its pilots abusing children in Kenya and Uganda is uncovered by a BBC investigation.
The EU pledges €2bn (£1.45bn; $2.15bn) to ease what it calls Greece's "humanitarian crisis" - echoing words used by the Greek government.
The communication skills migrating from our private lives... into our working day.
Unite boss Len McCluskey says he will not "respect" any law setting a minimum turnout threshold for industrial action.
A school in New York state apologises after an uproar was caused by students reciting the US Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Ethiopia destroys its entire six-tonne stockpile of illegally poached ivory in an effort to curb poaching.
The comet being observed by Europe's Rosetta satellite is very gradually spinning down, most probably because its jets of gas and dust are acting like braking thrusters.