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Footage has emerged of an alligator appearing to knock at the door of a house in the US state of South Carolina.
A state of emergency is declared in the province of Alberta in Canada after a wildfire forces all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray to flee their city.
Amir Khan says he is ready to prove the doubters wrong again with a world title win over Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas, writes Ben Dirs.
In footage from the White House, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are seen dancing with R2-D2 and some stormtroopers to celebrate Star Wars Day.
A 100-year-old woman has made history by becoming the oldest model to feature in Vogue, to celebrate the magazine's centenary.
One of Africa's largest slums has become the unlikely home to a burgeoning community of child citizen journalists.
What it means to have the UK's most common name
George Bell was one of the most revered Anglican bishops from the last century, until he was accused of having been a child abuser.
Death of Bangladesh activist raises fears of violent extremism
They caused heartache for millions but now some of the people who forced Chinese women to have abortions have a new job.
Scientists in Australia discover how crocodiles' eyes are adapted to lurking at the water surface to watch and wait for prey.
The BBC's chief political adviser explains why the BBC isn't allowed to report details of campaigning while the polls are open.
The science behind Leicester's success
BBC News takes a closer look at the problems Brazil is facing as senators discuss whether to launch an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff.
Scientists have developed a technique to grow human embryos in the lab past the point they normally implant in the womb.
A three-bedroom flat in North Lanarkshire is on the market for just £1 - putting it in the running to be the cheapest home in the UK.
Tributes are paid to former Brookside and Hollyoaks actor Kristian Ealey who has died at the age of 38.
The legal guardian of a toddler found with more than 150 injuries has been jailed for life for her murder.
The government is in a race against time to get its controversial Housing Bill - including higher rents for better off council tenants in England - into law.