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Australia's High Court has overturned legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), rendering 27 gay marriages invalid.
Former Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva is formally charged with murder over the 2010 crackdown, as protests continue in Bangkok.
The sign language interpreter accused of using fake hand signals at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffered a schizophrenic episode.
The family of a British doctor imprisoned over a year ago by the Syrian government say they are growing increasingly concerned for his mental health.
British film-maker Olly Lambert wins won a prestigious Rory Peck Award award based on filming of the Syria conflict.
Captain Alastair Cook says his 100th Test will be the "toughest" of his career as England look to to turn around the Ashes.
A helpline set up following the suspension of a liver specialist at a Cardiff hospital receives more than 40 calls.
On Wednesday leaders from the G8 nations committed to finding a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025.
GB fighters hope to banish memories of a disappointing World Championships at the inaugural Taekwondo Grand Prix in Manchester.
The pilot of a South Korean plane which crashed in the US was "stressed" landing without a key guidance system, an inquiry reveals.
The latest rankings in secondary school performance in Wales are to be revealed but teaching unions are critical of the system.
A powerful explosion in the Afghan capital, Kabul, was an accident at a depot for unexploded ordinance, Afghan officials say.
Electronic cigarettes should be banned in public places but without alienating smokers who are trying to give up, say health officials.
The Department for Regional Development pays more than £21m in the last five years in compensation for personal injuries and damage to vehicles.
The father of a mentally ill patient who took his life in the grounds of the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, has said he is demanding that management make the area more secure.
A hospital chief executive was told of data manipulation claims in 2011, the BBC discovers.
Concerns over standards at GP practices, the "fake" sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial, more selfies and "Scrooge" John Terry make headlines.
A selection of jewellery and precious objects owned by the Duke and Duchess of Windsor will be auctioned in London on Thursday.
Football matches accounted for several of the biggest spikes in Twitter traffic seen over the course of 2013 - but which game topped the social network's list?
The US state department says it is considering all options, including sanctions, towards Ukraine after riot police moved in on protesters.