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Refugee's story of seven months held in the Sinai desert
Could RBS and Bank of Scotland keep their homes there?
Nigel Wright, chief of staff of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, resigns over his role in a growing expenses scandal.
Aleem Maqbool reports on how the Syrian regime is getting support from Shia fighters from Iraq.
Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of the murdered vice-president of Pakistan's PTI party, Zahra Shahid Hussain, at a mosque in Karachi.
Colombia's main rebel group, the Farc, denies it is moving too slowly to end five decades of conflict, six months after peace talks began.
Hundreds of people attend the funeral of the murdered vice-president of Pakistan's PTI party, Zahra Shahid Hussain, at a mosque in Karachi.
How will China spend its massive cash reserves?
Four people have been injured after an explosion at a house in Nottinghamshire. An eyewitness described what he saw.
Clashes between Tunisian police and hundreds of supporters of the radical Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia leave one person dead and others injured.
West Ham are in talks with Liverpool about taking striker Andy Carroll to Upton Park on a permanent deal.
Gareth Bale's late winner against Sunderland is in vain as Tottenham miss out on Champions League qualification.
Arsene Wenger says reaching next season's Champions League was vital for Arsenal's ability to attract top players.
Who has Garth Crooks named in his Premier League team of the season?
US diplomat Ryan Fogle, accused by Russia accused of being a spy, has now left the country according to Russian television.
Rod Stewart scores his first UK number one album for 34 years, going straight to the top with his LP, Time.
Sir Alex Ferguson is denied victory in his 1,500th and final Manchester United game by Romelu Lukaku's hat-trick.
Arsenal finish fourth in the Premier League to qualify for the Champions League with a nervy win over Newcastle.
Global temperature rises will be slower in the coming decades say researchers but the long term picture is consistent.
Captain Alastair Cook salutes bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson after England's 170-run win over New Zealand.