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Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is poised to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.
Leigh Griffiths comes off the bench to secure a Scottish Premiership draw for Celtic against Dundee at Dens Park.
British-born jihadists in Iraq and Syria could be temporarily banned from returning to the UK under new plans being considered by the government, the BBC understands.
Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.
Lifting equipment is used to free a horse which became trapped after trying to jump over a farm gate near Shrewsbury.
China rules out open nominations for the next Hong Kong leadership election, in a move that has dismayed pro-democracy activists.
A five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was removed from a UK hospital by his parents is found in Spain after his father defends their actions in a video.
Ten captured Russian paratroopers and 63 Ukrainian soldiers have been exchanged following negotiations, Russian media report.
Doctors' leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.
The EU gives Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions, as Ukraine's leader talks of the "point of no return".
Activist relives humiliation and horror at hands of Ukraine rebels
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova becomes the latest shock exit at the US Open, losing to qualifier Aleksandra Krunic.
Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held captive.
How this man helped mediate the IRA truce 20 years ago
Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii.
US planes have made air drops and carried out strikes against Islamic State positions around the besieged northern Iraqi town of Amerli.
David Cameron welcomes a commitment by Donald Tusk, the new president of the European Council, to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.
More than 250 are injured as police in Islamabad fire tear gas at protesters marching on the residence of Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.
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