BBC World Service
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Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock, who had faced allegations he sexually assaulted a constituent, resigns from the party.
Why the Alpine ibex has become so rare to spot
The man with 26 children who's preaching birth control
Multi-billionaire Oracle boss Larry Ellison steps aside to focus on product engineering, as Mark Hurd and Safra Catz are named as co-chief executives.
Is the American Dream alive in Palm Springs?
What you miss when living off the grid
Opening night for Shakespeare theatre... in Gdansk
Supposedly-elite NHS foundation trusts in England are running up an overall deficit for the first time, the regulator is expected to say later.
Dame Laura Davies says a historic vote on female membership could be the catalyst to inspire a new generation of golfers.
A large grant has been given to a project studying police arrest data for racial bias, in the wake of the shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri.
The US Senate passes a bill authorising a plan to train and arm Syrian rebel groups to fight Islamic State (IS) militants.
A man accused of planning to assist the Islamic State militant group and attempting to murder US soldiers has pleaded not guilty.
Everton make a winning return to European football as they beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in their Europa League Group H opener.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford thanks his supporters and tells them he will beat the rare, aggressive cancer he was diagnosed with earlier this week.
Online abuse directed at tennis star Andy Murray after he declares support for Scottish independence is described as "vile" by police.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko calls on the US to provide military assistance to his country to counter pro-Russian eastern separatists.
The number of people who have paid up for President Barack Obama's subsidised private healthcare, or Obamacare, is higher than originally estimated, administration officials say.
Voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation enters its final stages, with polls to close at 22:00 BST (21:00 GMT).
A new video is released showing a British man, identified as journalist John Cantlie, believed to be held hostage by Islamic State militants.
Former Fulham midfielder Danny Murphy would consider becoming the Cottagers' new manager after Felix Magath is sacked.