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A powerful explosion at a chemical plant in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine has reverberated across the city.
Grant Trebilco started Fluro Fridays on Australia's Bondi Beach to help fight his own bipolar disorder - now more than 100 surfers join him each week.
Thousands of NHS staff in Wales vote "overwhelmingly" to take strike action in a row over pay, Unison says.
Celebrating success and defying stereotypes in 2014
Ed Miliband appoints former minister Pat McFadden to his frontbench team, where he will speak on European issues.
Chile arrests Col Cristian Labbe, former aide to ex-military leader Augusto Pinochet, over the killings of 13 political prisoners in the 1970s.
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski takes to Twitter to dismiss transfer speculation linking him with a £10m move to Tottenham.
Matt Allum survived a fall at high speed into a 60ft crevasse in the French Alps, near Chamonix.
More than a billion Indians don't use the internet - and addressing that was the focus of a summit in Delhi where Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg was the star attraction.
My night’s stay in the Texas Ebola hospital
The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to an American who has come to fight Islamic State militants on the frontline in north-east Syria.
Some of the UK's estimated 50,000 paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.
A man in the US state of Indiana confessed to a motel murder and directed police where to find more bodies - and six more were found.
A west Belfast woman who claims republicans were involved in a cover-up of sexual abuse holds talks with First Minister Peter Robinson.
Ed Balls says owners of properties worth between £2m and £3m will pay an extra £250 a month in "mansion tax" under a future Labour government - with higher rates for higher value homes.
The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.
Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the country's strict dress code.
A man who defrauded his grandfather of £20,000 after he persuaded him to let him manage his accounts is jailed for three-and-a-half years.
A man is jailed for four weeks for sending an anti-Semitic tweet to Liverpool Wavertree MP Luciana Berger.
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