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Churches and cathedrals across the UK will ring their bells to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day - the end of World War Two in Europe.
Russia's WW2 parades overshadowed by Ukraine crisis
Many young people do not wear any kind of watch - but will smartwatches change that? BBC Click's Dave Lee puts them on trial.
Is there a danger that respect for differences is under threat, asks Caroline Wyatt.
What happened next for the child stars of hit musical Billy Elliot?
A bone marrow transplant survivor keeps a vow he made 24 years ago to the UK man who saved his life by inviting him to his daughter's wedding in the United States.
The bizarre game with nearly a million players
The champion mud-wrestler opponents refused to touch
David Cameron is spending the weekend deciding the make-up of his first all-Conservative cabinet, after several Lib Dem ministers lost their seats in Thursday's election.
A Dundee art school lecturer launches a solo exhibition at the renowned Venice Biennale arts festival.
People in Scotland have donated £4m to an appeal to help survivors of the Nepal earthquake.
A court in Venezuela sentences a policeman to 18 years in jail for the death in February of a 14-year-old protester in the western state of Tachira.
The Pentagon says that China has expanded its programme of land reclamation in the South China Sea, an area disputed by several countries.
Noah and Emma are the most popular baby names in the US, according the Social Security Administration.
A New York judge declares a mistrial in the murder case of six-year-old boy who went missing in 1979 after the jury could not reach a verdict.
The Tories' poll-defying general election win attracts bumper coverage with many front pages highlighting the "awkward" meeting between the prime minister and his rivals at VE Day commemorations just hours after he walked back into Number 10.
Already legally defined as Australia's "National Gemstone", the country's precious opals are punting for a new international designation - that of Global Heritage Stone Resource.