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America's longest serving volunteer weather observer, 101-year-old Richard G Hendrickson, will be honoured on Sunday for 84 years service.
Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as the death toll in the 18-day-old conflict passes 800.
The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
The mother of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has pleaded guilty to killing her son in Edinburgh in January.
There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
Azerbaijan will host a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2016, the former Soviet state has announced.
Giant marionettes are back on Liverpool's streets as part of a three-day event commemorating World War One.
Welsh 400m hurdler Rhys Williams says he is "utterly devastated" after an anti-doping violation rules him out of the Commonwealth Games.
BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.
A Moscow court jails two anti-government protest leaders - Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev - over clashes with police in May 2012.
Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in first practice for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.
In the last eight months alone, nearly 60,000 children have crossed the border illegally into the United States, in the hope of a better life.
The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies are flown out.
Royal Bank of Scotland says it expects pre-tax profits of £2.65bn for the first half of the year but warns of 'bumps in the road ahead'.
Soldiers and recovery teams are continuing to clear the wreckage from a plane crash on a Taiwanese island that killed 48 people.
Benjamin Lawsky, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services, is known as the toughest cop on Wall Street.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says Didier Drogba "belongs" at the club as he considers re-signing the Galatasaray striker.
Suspected Taliban gunmen kill 15 bus passengers from the minority Hazara community in the central Afghan province of Ghor, officials say.
The National Theatre announces that Of Mice and Men will be their first Broadway production to screen live in UK cinemas.
More than 800 people have died in the latest outbreak of violence in the Middle East, and despite calls for a ceasefire, the fighting continues.