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Middle East correspondent Jim Muir reports from a strategic site on Lebanon's border with Syria which was recently captured by Hezbollah forces from the al-Nusra Front.
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio are recreated at the New York Botanical Garden.
A woman with multiple sclerosis beaten by a 19-year-old drug user when he robbed her home says she bears no grudges.
How can a man who helped make bombs in a foreign war end up on trial in a London court?
Conservative former cabinet minister Eric Pickles, who left the government at the recent reshuffle, is to be given a knighthood.
A Max Liebermann painting from the collection of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt is to go up for auction next month.
After a 33-year career, The Tonight Show host David Letterman's goodbye attracts more than 13 million viewers
A London cab driver is jailed for life with a minimum term of 38 years for the murder of a US soldier in a roadside bombing in Iraq in 2007.
A measure of the quality of jobs done by workers in the UK has fallen slightly for the first time.
DJ Fearne Cotton is broadcasting her final show on Radio 1, after almost 10 years at the helm of the Live Lounge.
Suicide bomber attacks Shia mosque in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, causing casualties, local reports say.
Nigeria's incoming president may commute the death sentences of 66 soldiers convicted for refusing to fight Boko Haram, a lawyer for some of them tells the BBC.
Labour's Kezia Dugdale confirms she will stand for the leadership of her party in Scotland when Jim Murphy steps down next month.
The basic salary for assembly members in Wales will rise from £54,000 to £64,000 in 2016, it is confirmed.
Paris St-Germain defender David Luiz accuses the media of a lack of respect after dismissing reports he is a virgin.
An ex-adviser to Welsh Labour ministers warns the party needs a "revolution" to avoid being condemned to "impotence" in British politics.
Rory McIlroy, six strokes behind leader Francesco Molinari, admits to getting "angry" at the PGA Championship.
Myanmar rescues two migrant boats with more than 200 people in its waters in the first such operation following criticism.
UK government borrowing fell to £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn a year earlier, official figures show.
Brendan Rodgers says he expects Raheem Sterling to see through the remaining two years of his contract.