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A group of 17 political parties in Burundi agrees to boycott next month's elections, saying they will not be free and fair.
A Lego professor could soon be in post at Cambridge University after funding of £2.5m was provided to further research children's development through play.
A lorry fire has resulted in the closure of the M74 motorway in both directions in South Lanarkshire.
Progress towards a meaningful deal on climate change has proved extremely difficult and time-consuming, says Helen Briggs.
Germany drops an investigation into alleged tapping of Chancellor Merkel's phone for lack of data from the US National Security Agency.
Shares in some of Greece's biggest banks fall sharply on the Athens Stock Exchange, following a fresh blow to the country's debt negotiations.
The "Battle of Orgreave" was one of the most violent clashes of the 1984-5 miners' strike, but what was its significance?
Why foreigners play football in the Faroes
A man has died following a crash between a motorbike and a van in Fife.
Three men go on trial in Turkey over the murder and attempted rape of a 20-year-old student that sparked protests about violence against women.
An SNP official resigns after making abusive Twitter comments about the late former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy during the election campaign.
An Israeli military investigation clears its forces of wrongdoing over the deaths of four Palestinian boys in an attack in Gaza during the 2014 war.
Output in the construction industry falls 0.8% in April compared to the previous month, but new housing contributes to a 1.6% increase in all new work.
The wife of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who has been sentenced to 10 years in jail and 1,000 lashes, describes his punishment as "a slow death".
Chancellor George Osborne and former opposite number Ed Balls are on the list to attend the famously secretive Bilderberg conference in Austria.
England's Charley Hull is two shots behind leader Jenny Shin after round one of the Women's PGA Championship in New York.
The search is continuing for a woman who vanished 16 days ago with her son after a court ruled he should live with his father.
Ofcom is proposed price cuts to the leased lines that broadband providers, schools, libraries and universities rent from BT.
A French court is due to rule on whether former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is guilty of aggravated pimping after a three-week trial.
Double-Olympic champion Usain Bolt laughs off suggestions he is "afraid" of facing in-form sprinter Justin Gatlin.