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The funeral of a man who died in the Clutha helicopter crash in Glasgow is to be held in the Castlemilk area of the city.
All sense of proportion was lost by the media in the coverage of the death of Nelson Mandela, said a former UK defence secretary.
European leaders should be ashamed by the paltry numbers of refugees from Syria they are prepared to resettle, human rights group Amnesty says.
Plans to build a £22m state boarding school for inner-city children from London in West Sussex are refused planning permission.
Frank Gardner on how hostage taking is funding terrorism
After more bad headlines, are we being fair to the NHS?
What purchases won’t incur a 5p bag charge?
The tragic death of film-maker who chose to be homeless
On Sunday, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela will be buried in his home town of Qunu. Two potential headaches for newsreaders.
How the Arab Spring turned out in 10 unexpected ways
The BBC has found that at least 130 US schools went into lockdown in a month because of a perceived threat. Is it panic - or preparedness?
The US House of Representatives approves a two-year federal budget bill with strong cross-party support, making another government shutdown less likely.
A South American parrot is reclassified as a species in its own right, which could help save the bird from becoming extinct in the wild.
There are 10,000 children under 14 living with cancer in the UK, say Macmillan Cancer Support and the National Cancer Intelligence Network, and they need more support.
James Bond drinks so much he's probably impotent and will die young, according to doctors.
Chemical weapons were "probably used" at five out of seven sites in Syria investigated by UN experts, their report says.
An ex-FBI agent believed held in Iran for the last seven years was working for the CIA on an unapproved mission, the Associated Press reports.
The Mexican Congress approves legislation that opens the oil and gas sector to foreign investment for the first time in 75 years, despite protests from opposition lawmakers.
Eliot Elisofon's photographs introduced American audiences to Africa's diverse cultures and magnificent landscapes in the second half of the 20th Century.