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A national inspector should be created for crematoriums, after bereaved parents failed to receive their babies' ashes, an inquiry finds.
The world's biggest chipmaker, Intel, has agreed to buy smaller rival Altera in a $16.7bn deal.
Jurgen Klopp announces he is to take a break from football, after stepping down as manager of Borussia Dortmund.
When Chris Gayle hit his final six of an unbeaten 151 one fan decided he would take to water for a cricket keepsake.
A prisoner who was said to have escaped to Spain is rearrested in Nottingham, Staffordshire Police say.
Close to one million locks weighing 45 tonnes are due to be cut off the Pont des Arts bridge over the next few days.
Norway's Foreign Minister Borge Brende says it makes sense for the UK to stay in the EU, where it "can have more influence" than outside.
Switzerland's Roger Federer advances to the French Open quarter-finals after beating Gael Monfils 6-3 4-6 6-4 6-1.
A two-year-old boy is taken into care and will be placed for adoption because the cigarette smoke in his home is damaging his health.
Ex-head of Colombia's spy agency Gen Miguel Maza Marquez goes on trial for his alleged role in the 1989 murder of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan.
Virtual private network Hola downplays concerns that its 47 million users could become part of a massive botnet used for illegal activity.
A woman who breached a court order which barred her from making "loud sex noises" is jailed.
A decade of information about the world's harshest seas has been gathered together from specially tagged wandering seals.
Around half the world's Saiga antelope have died suddenly in Kazakhstan since May 10th, possibly due to stomach bacteria turning on their hosts.
As concerns are raised about how the government will fulfil its pledge to boost free childcare for working families to 30 hours a week, the BBC News website asks key questions about how the scheme may work.
Islamic State suicide bombers strike Iraqi army in Anbar province, killing at least 45 soldiers, security sources say.
The pain of throwing away something valuable
Rail strikes by RMT union workers in the UK in June are suspended after talks over pay deal.
The group calling itself Islamic State is using children as young as 12 on the battlefield in the on-going conflict there.
Reptiles rescued by the RSPCA centre in Brighton