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A necklace reportedly worth 1.9m euros (£1.6m) is stolen during the Cannes film festival, the second such theft to hit this year's event.
A man accused of murdering April Jones has told a court he felt sick with "fright and fear" after he said he accidentally knocked her over in his car.
European aid agencies in North Korea say US financial sanctions are severely restricting their attempts to improve agriculture and nutrition there.
Five men are arrested after a child tells of being sexually assaulted at a children's nursery in Worcestershire.
The driver whose tweet about an accident with a cyclist has landed her in trouble has admitted that her Twitter post had been stupid.
A woman who took to Twitter to say she had knocked a cyclist off his bike tells the BBC it was the "biggest mistake of my life".
As Syria's main opposition coalition begins three days of key talks, its leader puts forward a transition plan for the country.
A woman could be forced out of her home to make way for two superstores after councillors back the use of a compulsory purchase order.
International mining companies operating in Mozambique are failing in their obligation to people displaced by coal mining, says Human Rights Watch.
The sister of an IRA victim says she is 'more hopeful' the SDLP will not block a bill that would prevent former prisoners, guilty of serious offences, from becoming Stormont special advisers.
Czech police are looking for a US man suspected of killing a family of four, including two ukulele musicians, in the southern city of Brno.
New ways of measuring the Welsh Ambulance Service's performance will be published as ministers seek to improve the struggling service.
An 86-year-old cheese maker is told by police she may be liable for legal action if she supplies a cheese rolling event near Gloucester.
A radio that has the ability to alter scripts and other content depending on its location and other factors is being developed by the BBC.
Chinese scientists trace the rare white colouration in Bengal tigers to a single change in a gene that affects a host of animals, including humans.
From losing a World Cup final to triumphing at Euro 96, German football has an emotional relationship with Wembley, says Raphael Honigstein
An independent inquiry is needed into the NHS non-emergency 111 phone line "debacle" in England, GPs say.
Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers set a Christmas deadline for agreement on the questions of flags, parades and the past.
Both suspects in the killing of a serving soldier in London were known to security services, senior Whitehall sources confirm to the BBC.
A steep decline in foreign students coming to study at UK colleges and language schools prompts fears of a knock-on effect on universities.