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Islamic State militants seize northern part of ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, monitoring group says
The family of a homeless man murdered by his cellmate in Cardiff Prison with a ballpoint pen question why the two were put together.
Lewis Hamilton signs a new three-year contract at Mercedes.
Chris Ashton and his 20-year-old Saracens team-mate Maro Itoje are named in England's 50-man World Cup training squad.
The family of a man jailed for murdering his ex-wife take out a newspaper advert in an attempt to trace the jurors involved in his trial, prompting a police investigation.
Scientists hold a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the Advanced Ligo facilities, which will be trying to detect
The UK is among the worst countries in the EU for protecting its wildlife habitats, says an official report.
A strike by rail workers will mean that most trains in Scotland will be cancelled on Monday and Tuesday next week, ScotRail has confirmed.
Mothers are more likely to coo at their babies, while fathers address them more like small adults - but both approaches help children learn, a study suggests.
A man has cross-stitched a debit card and sent it to his bank to express his irritation at waiting for a replacement.
Airbus suggests that a military plane crash might have been caused by a problem with the software that controlled its engines.
A woman is found not guilty by reason of insanity on both counts of attempted murder of two children.
A concert pianist wins a legal battle to publish a book giving detail of sexual abuse he experienced as a child.
A plan to restrict all West African presidents to two terms in office has been dropped by heads of state, with Togo and The Gambia leading the objections.
Thousands of people in Azerbaijan vow to protest against the use of flammable building cladding after a deadly fire at an apartment block in Baku.
A 92-year-old poppy seller who was found dead in the Avon Gorge had "long term issues with periodic depression", an inquest hears.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane is included in the England squad for the 2015 European Under-21 Championship.
A bus powered by cow manure has set a land speed record for a regular bus by driving at 77mph.
Animal protection groups and marine scientists say they have successfully suspended the recording of a TV series called "Dolphins with the Stars".
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi accuses the rest of Europe of trying to ignore the migrant crisis, after several states rule out asylum quotas.