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Eight places in Europe that also want independence
Andy Murray is set to continue working with Amelie Mauresmo after his early Wimbledon exit as she joins his training camp in Miami.
Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers after auditors raised concerns about their financial health.
The deadly danger of illegal backstreet buttock injections
Why the US public quickly lost interest in lunar exploration
The restaurants that love solo diners
A "relatively benign" rise in interest rates still has the potential to double the number of households facing debt problems, a think tank has said.
A US teenager and his father who crashed their plane during an attempt to fly around the world knew the risks, a relative says.
Scotland's Michael Jamieson and England's Sir Bradley Wiggins are chasing gold medals on day one of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
The trial begins of one of Venezuela's main opposition leaders, Leopoldo Lopez, accused of inciting violence during anti-government protests in February.
Social networking firm, Facebook has reported that profits more than doubled in its second quarter on a jump in advertising revenue.
Digesting China's latest food scandal
The Netherlands receives the first victims' bodies from crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven air base.
The suspension of US and European airline flights to Israel's Ben Gurion airport after a nearby rocket attack has been extended for a second day.
The BBC's Alan Johnston reports on the journey so far of the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia as it is towed to Genoa for scrapping.
Warming seas are reducing the food supply for Antarctic seals, say researchers.
A Detroit man feared for his life before he shot an unarmed black woman standing on his porch, his lawyer says at the start of his murder trial.
Arrests are made in the UK, US, Canada and Spain after a scam involving e-tickets for Elton John concerts and other shows sold via Stubhub.
The former head of Haringey children's services Sharon Shoesmith is awarded almost £680,000 following her unfair dismissal claim.
The Colombian armed forces kill eight rebels from the left-wing National Liberation Army in an operation in eastern Arauca province.