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A Liberal Democrat councillor in Stockport announces his defection to Labour, an hour before the polls close.
Rupert Murdoch's media empire News Corp posts a quarterly loss in the three months to March, due to a legal settlement charge.
A massive wildfire in Alberta has spread south, with thousands of Canadians facing their second evacuation in four days.
Michael Gove's suggestion Albania benefits from being outside the EU has annoyed and amused the country's political elite.
Everyone has their own personal range of bacteria living on their skin that stays largely unchanged over time, a US study suggests.
War heroes' graves found after 70 years
Big Bang's Simon Helberg on starring with 'tuneless' Streep
Why is this synagogue becoming a mosque?
What's the name of Princess Charlotte's pet?
Virtual currency Bitcoin has not replaced government-issued money but the underlying blockchain technology is becoming more mainstream.
US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranked elected Republican, says he cannot currently support Donald Trump as presidential nominee
The former owner of BHS, Sir Philip Green, has called on the chairman of a Commons committee examining the collapse of the UK chain to resign.
A former South Yorkshire Police press officer says she was asked to work as a spin doctor during the recent Hillsborough inquests.
Russian conductor Valery Gergiev performs in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria, weeks after the ancient site was recaptured from so-called Islamic State.
At least 28 people are reported to have been killed in an air strike on a Syrian refugee camp near the Turkish border, monitors say.
A former Los Angeles rubbish collector is found guilty of the "Grim Sleeper" serial murders that spanned more than 20 years and left 10 dead.
Jurgen Klopp remains on course for silverware in his first season after Liverpool beat Villarreal 3-1 on aggregate to reach the Europa League final.
An anti-doping chief says suspicions will hang over Russian athletes even if they are declared clean and allowed to compete at Rio 2016.
A former South Yorkshire Police press officer claims she was asked to "spin" news during the Hillsborough inquests, the BBC can reveal.
In April, the bombing of an Israeli bus in Jerusalem injured 20 people. The mothers of both the bomber and one of his victims have spoken to the BBC.