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The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger and a hole over the Arctic would have opened up if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been phased out, according to research.
There have been claims that a new £842m super hospital in Glasgow was in chaos four weeks after it opened to patients.
An Air France plane with 37 people on board narrowly missed hitting central Africa's highest mountain in early May, French investigators say.
Poachers have killed nearly half of Mozambique's elephants for their ivory in the past five years, according to a conservation group.
A coach owner is found guilty of dangerous driving offences after a boy fell out of a vehicle on a motorway.
Former Scotland football captain Colin Hendry appears in court to deny harassing and assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
Gareth Bale says he is "looking forward to coming back next season" at Real Madrid despite the departure of manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Nigeria and Liverpool forward Asisat Oshoala is named as the first BBC Women's Footballer of the Year.
A senior Farc rebel commander, Roman Ruiz, is believed to be among five Colombian guerrilla fighters killed in a bombing raid on Monday.
The United States returns Italian antiquities, stolen in past decades and recovered in the US, to Italy.
Rafael Nadal begins his quest for a 10th French Open title with a straight-sets win over teenage wildcard Quentin Halys.
French farmer Laurent Rambaud goes on trial accused of killing a suspected truffle thief on his land, but claims he felt threatened by the intruder.
A 14-year-old girl in foster care who was found hanged at a house party was "very drunk" after taking part in a drinking game, an inquest hears.
The more you investigate Trevor Bayliss's pedigree, the more excited you become about his appointment, writes Jonathan Agnew.
Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim has unveiled a new type of piano, which he says is "radically different" to the standard concert grand.
The BBC pulls the plug on comedy panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks after 19 years and 28 series.
Novelist Alexander McCall-Smith has won the unusual prize of a pet pig after winning the Bollinger Everyman Woodhouse prize at the Hay Literary Festival.
What are pre-payment meters, are they more expensive and why are some people forced to have them?
The UN children's agency says there has been an "alarming" increase in the number of suicide attacks in northern Nigeria.
A nurse killed a patient with a "massive overdose" of an anti-psychotic drug, a court hears.