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There has been a marked drop in the number of children being put up for adoption, leading charities have said.
The second-in-command of Islamic State, Abu Alaa al-Afri, has been killed in a US-led coalition air strike, the Iraqi government says.
A mother and her twin daughters are found dead at a house in north-east London, as a man is found hanging nearby, police say.
The Information Commissioner's Office is looking into 48 cases in which Google refused 'right to be forgotten' requests and could take enforcement action.
Telegraph commentator Dan Hodges and Lib Dem blogger Stephen Tall are asked about pledges to run naked in public.
Drivers will take the unusual step of surveying fans as Bernie Ecclestone and others explore ways of spicing up the sport.
Government plans to silence extremism raise the question of where a democratic society draws the line or defines the term.
Kent Police are making inquiries into a report of electoral fraud in the Thanet South seat, contested in the general election by Nigel Farage.
Former SNP leader Alex Salmond is appointed his party's foreign affairs spokesman at Westminster.
A British warship has rescued hundreds of migrants from the Mediterranean, the Ministry of Defence says.
Anthony Crolla will return to the ring in July for the WBA world lightweight title against Colombian Darleys Perez.
The New Horizons probe, heading for its historic flyby of Pluto in July, has now caught sight of all the known faint moons of the dwarf planet.
Telica, one of Nicaragua's most active volcanoes, spews ash 400m (1,300ft) into the air causing fear among people living on its slopes.
The Royal Mint is evacuated after a blaze breaks out at the building.
A Burundi general says top officers are "dismissing" President Nkurunziza, amid unrest over his re-election bid but it is not clear now much support they have.
Andy Murray takes his winning run on clay to 10 matches with victory over France's Jeremy Chardy at the Italian Open.
Ten people have been held in China over claims they hunted a panda to sell its fur and meat, Chinese state television says.
As the dust settles on the UK General Election, we've been taking stock of how people followed the BBC's election night coverage on our digital services.
Actor Sir Roger Moore accepts undisclosed libel damages over claims he groped a woman while shooting James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.
A blaze breaks out at the home of Manchester United footballer Chris Smalling after his hot tub caught fire.