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Tens of thousands of people join world leaders at a rainswept memorial service for former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.
A house fire that killed three people may have been started by one of those that died in a murder-suicide bid, detectives say.
Two French soldiers have been killed in overnight fighting in the Central African Republic, the French presidency says.
Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, who was best-known for playing the baroness in The Sound of Music, dies aged 91.
The Bank of England's Mark Carney warns on the housing market as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says it expects house prices to continue to "surge ahead".
An Orange parade due to take place in Belfast city centre on Saturday is postponed by its organisers.
Coach Andy Flower says England will make changes for Friday's third Ashes Test as they bid to overturn a 2-0 deficit.
South Korea's president warns ties with North Korea could become more unstable after the purge of key powerbroker Chang Song-thaek.
Five European coach companies are testing eye tracking equipment as part of an experiment designed to prevent coach crashes.
Canada signals its intention to claim the North Pole and some of the surrounding Arctic waters on its Atlantic coast.
Changes are needed to improve the treatment of laboratory animals at one of the UK's leading animal research centres, a panel of experts concludes.
Dropping Swann could help England's Ashes hopes
Paving slabs bearing the lyrics of paedophile rock star Ian Watkins in his home town are "tainted" and should be pulled up, a children's charity says.
England rest Kevin Pietersen, James Anderson and Graeme Swann for their ODI and T20 series against Australia.
Health boards across the country must learn lessons from failings at Wales' largest health board, assembly members are warning.
It was a season with five wins, but Tiger Woods’s 2013 campaign had something major missing, says BBC Sport golf correspondent Iain Carter
Scientists say they are in for an anxious wait as they prepare to wake the comet-chasing Rosetta probe from deep-space hibernation.
Ulster Bank asks for the postponement of its appearance before MLAs to face questions over last week's computer problems.
X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is in the headlines over drugs charges, while the papers report the latest Old Trafford tribulations.
US Secretary of State John Kerry urges China to release Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, five years after the activist was detained.