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Lord Browne, author of The Glass Closet and former Chief Executive of BP, has hailed Apple CEO Tim Cook as "an important role model", after Mr Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he was "proud to be gay".
A man is charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in west Belfast.
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Countdown co-presenter Rachel Riley.
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
Cardiff City's billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among a group of investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.
The governor of Maine vows to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to quarantine a US nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa
The BBC's Africa correspondent Andrew Harding witnesses the arrival of the British ship RFA Argus carrying aid and supplies to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.
Scotland's World Cup dream ends as they lose 2-0 in the play-off semi-final second leg against the Netherlands.
Five people are hurt as more than 40 firefighters tackle a blaze at a fireworks retailer in Staffordshire.
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".
Industry body Oil and Gas UK publishes research indicating a decline in optimism among key players in the sector.
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
A letter from the new head of the inquiry into child abuse over concerns about her suitability for the role "raises more questions than it answers", say MPs.
Nine cows will be offered to fathers in areas of northern Kenya to ensure their daughters finish their education, a county governor says.
The new managing director of Cardiff Airport says she is determined to reverse the decline in passenger numbers by attracting more airlines.
US envoy says America remains "disproportionately interested" in Northern Ireland and compares the complexity of the Belfast talks to previous nuclear negotiations with the Soviet Union.
Burkina Faso's president declares a state of emergency amid violent protests at his bid to extend his 27-year rule.