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Boko Haram Islamist militants launch a fresh assault on the strategically important Nigerian city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses say.
More than 20 mosques will be opening their doors to the public on Sunday as part of a campaign organised by the Muslim Council of Britain.
A fifty-one-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering ashes in North Cornwall.
An insurance company threatens to void the policy of a Christian minister who put religious stickers on her car.
Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their Pacific crossing with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.
World champion Lewis Hamilton says he knows his "worth" as he prepares for contract talks with Mercedes.
A British grandmother. sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal.
A free service which helps people locate pension pots they have lost track of will triple its number of staff to meet record numbers of enquiries.
Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year.
Agents reveal their secrets as transfer deadline day approaches
Well-wishers donate more than £200,000 in four days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.