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A man who was pushed out to sea in a dinghy for a joke by his friends and then carried off by strong winds is rescued by lifeboat crews.
A police officer who had sex with vulnerable women while on duty is jailed for three years.
DJ Neil Fox will stand trial on sex charges on 5 November, a court in London decides.
An inmate at Cardiff prison who stabbed his cellmate in the neck 100 times with a ballpoint pen is handed a life sentence.
A major global commercial fair - Milan Expo 2015 - opens in northern Italy with feeding the planet as its theme.
Music-streaming service Grooveshark has announced that it is shutting down.
A British woman captures the moment she and her fellow climbers were engulfed in an avalanche following Saturday's earthquake in Nepal.
Political leaders continue to argue over the possibility of post-election deals in the wake of Labour's Ed Miliband ruling out any formal deal with the SNP on BBC Question Time.
There is a security alert at Magilligan prison in County Londonderry.
The investigation into the cause of a fire that ravaged Clandon Park House "will take some time", Surrey fire service says.
Was Ed Miliband right when he insisted that the last Labour government didn't over-spend?
An engineering factory in east Belfast is set to close with the loss of around 100 jobs.
Growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed sharply in March, according to a closely-watched economic survey.
Nearly a year on from former British number one Elena Baltacha's death, BBC Look East's James Burridge visits her tennis academy in Ipswich.
Ed Miliband says it is "brutally clear" the Conservatives will cut child benefit as he steps up his attack on their welfare plans, while David Cameron says Labour has not learnt from its mistakes.
The BBC secures live radio commentary rights for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, to be held in England and Wales from 18 September.
Private online car-hire service Uber has its offices in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou raided by authorities, according to reports.
Model train maker Hornby, which also owns the Scalextric and Airfix brands, says it is set to report its first annual profit for three years.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says they hope to sort Daniel Sturridge's "underlying injury issues" in the United States.
Hundreds of students in Burundi have spent the night in front of the US embassy after their university was closed amid anti-government protests.