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Conservative co-chairman Lord Feldman denies internet rumours he called grassroots party activists "mad, swivel-eyed loons".
A British child who died in a pool at a hotel in Egypt is named as five-year-old Chloe Johnson from Forest Hill, south London
Serena Williams secures her place in the Italian Open final where she will seek to win her fourth consecutive title.
Deadly storms are sweeping across southern China, killing more than 50 people and leaving 14 missing
Head teachers pass a motion of no confidence in Michael Gove's education policies at a conference in Birmingham.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson criticises City rivals over 'amazing' decision to sack boss Roberto Mancini.
A 25-year-old Saudi woman makes history by reaching the summit of the world's highest mountain.
The US warns Nigeria's army against human rights violations as it pursues a campaign against Islamist militants in the north-east.
The Swedish city of Malmo is gearing up to host the Eurovision Song Contest final with 26 countries set to perform for millions of TV viewers.
More than 60 people were injured, at least two critically, after a head-on collision between two commuter trains near New York, officials say.
The EU is to ban restaurants from using refillable bottles and dipping bowls of olive oil, citing hygiene and consumer protection.
North Korea has fired three short-range missiles as part of an apparent routine test-launch, South Korea says.
David Beckham's advisors hold talks with US Major League Soccer over the former England captain buying a franchise.
Opener David Warner is asked by Cricket Australia to explain why abusive messages to journalists are on his Twitter account.
The Afghan parliament interrupts debate on a law to prevent violence against women, with conservatives calling for it to be scrapped.
There have been violent scenes in the Spanish capital after Atletico Madrid beat Real Madrid in the Spanish Cup Final.
President Francois Hollande signs into law a controversial bill making France the ninth in Europe, and 14th globally, to legalise gay marriage.
The widow of the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko has called for the upcoming inquest into his death to be abandoned and replaced with a public inquiry.
At least 60 people have been injured after a commuter train derailed and collided with another just outside New York City.
Holders Warrington Wolves will face Huddersfield Giants in the quarter-finals of the Tetley's Challenge Cup