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The fatal accident inquiry into the Glasgow bin lorry crash will look at the driver's medical background and his fitness to hold a licence.
David Bowie has written a number of new "classics" about love and violence for his forthcoming stage show, its director reveals.
As more details emerge of the jewel robbery in London's Hatton Garden, questions about how the thieves got away with it proliferate.
Guenter Grass, German Nobel literature prize winner and author of The Tin Drum, has died aged 87.
Labour's Ed Balls tells the BBC he could not guarantee that Scotland would be exempt from spending cuts if he became the next chancellor.
Ordinary Russians are struggling with a shrinking economy, which their government blames on Western sanctions, says Bridget Kendall.
Soaring sales of old-fashioned records have led to the launch of an official weekly vinyl chart, as Jon Ironmonger reports.
Labour is launching its manifesto for the 2015 General Election in Manchester, the first of the main parties to do so
QPR say they will ban any fans who threw missiles in the side's home defeat by Chelsea and will liaise with police.
Wildfires kill at least 15 people and injure about 400 in the Khakassia region of southern Siberia, Russian media report.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi leaves for Washington, where he will seek substantial deliveries of weapons from US President Barack Obama.
Axel Dumas, boss of luxury brand Hermes, gives the BBC's Sally Bundock a tour of his company's flagship London store.
Sudan is voting in elections expected to be won by its war-crimes-indicted president after the main opposition parties called for a boycott.
Three Falkland oil exploration companies have scaled back their operations after a slump in the price of oil.
Anti-nuclear activists are taking part in a blockade of the Faslane naval base on the Clyde.
Four koalas being loaned to Singapore by Australia to mark the city state's 50th independence anniversary are given star treatment by Qantas airline.
BBC News looks at some of the facts and figures about the UK economy.
Watch as cyclists in Paris-Roubaix go through a crossing despite the barriers being lowered, only a few seconds before a train passes through.
Veep creator and executive creator Armando Iannucci is leaving the HBO political satire after four seasons.
Searches continue for a Cardiff woman who has gone missing while on a boat in Laos, Asia.