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French prosecutors announce a preliminary investigation into whether manslaughter charges should be brought over the Germanwings plane crash.
The E. coli bacteria is detected in a kitchen at Craigavon Area Hospital in County Armagh, the Southern Health Trust has confirmed.
The BBC's Richard Taylor takes an early look at Oculus' final virtual reality Rift headset and explains how it can be used with the Xbox One.
Spain's parliament approves a law to ease the path to citizenship for descendants of Jews who fled the country more than 500 years ago.
Greece's creditors pile the pressure on Prime Minister Tsipras as do his supporters at home, says the BBC's Chris Morris.
Facebook's virtual reality division Oculus shows off its first consumer headset, which will be sold with an Xbox One controller from early next year.
From an economic slowdown to a curtailment in public social life, the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) outbreak in South Korea has taken its toll.
Police are investigating after footage of 16 fox cubs held in a barn near to hunt kennels in North Yorkshire emerges.
Police in North Yorkshire are investigating after video footage showed sixteen fox cubs being held in a barn near hunt kennels.
Clive Myrie reports from on board an Italian coastguard ship which has rescued migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean.
A man is facing jail after being found guilty of contempt in relation to a mother who is missing with her son after a failed custody battle.
The BBC Sport audience has pointed out some famous sportsmen and women who have a movie-star lookalike.
Bike race organiser says they got their wires crossed in claim they had spoken to MPs about the route.
The government's immigration cap for skilled workers has been hit for the first time, blocking the recruitment of some nurses, doctors and teachers.
Medical marijuana users in Canada can legally consume all forms of the drug, the Canadian Supreme Court has ruled.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari tells regional leaders that a campaign "on all fronts" is needed to help defeat the Islamist group Boko Haram.
A six-year-old girl is hit in the face by a saluting soldier after she presents the Queen with flowers.
A 14-year-old boy is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a teacher was stabbed at a Bradford school.
The South African recipient of the world's first penile transplant is about to become a father, a surgeon who performed the operation tells the BBC.
An A-level physics paper, which has prompted a flurry of complaints on social media, had a mistake in a question, says the AQA exam board.