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Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath
Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.
A court in Bahrain upholds a 10-year sentence imposed on photojournalist Ahmed Humaidan, as human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja is arrested.
Eurosceptic party 'Alternative for Germany' wins its first state parliament seats in the eastern state of Saxony, according to exit polls.
Zimbabwe defeat Australia in a one-day international for the first time since 1983 after a three-wicket win in Harare.
Thai military leader and Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha appoints a new cabinet, with key posts going to serving or former generals.
China rules out open nominations for the next Hong Kong leadership election, in a move that has dismayed pro-democracy activists.
Peaches Geldof's sister Fifi has spoken about her depression in a newspaper interview for the first time. She was diagnosed with the illness when she was 11 years old.
Brendan Rodgers celebrates his 100th match as Liverpool boss with a comfortable Premier League win against Tottenham.
Democratic groups in Hong Kong vow to fight a Chinese government decision that rules out open nominations for the next leadership election.
Most British businesses want the UK to renegotiate its relationship with the EU, according to a British Chambers of Commerce survey.
World champion and championship leader Marc Marquez makes it 11 wins out of 12 at the British MotoGP at Silverstone.
RAF Hercules planes help in a humanitarian aid drop to besieged residents of the Iraqi town of Amerli.
Police reject criticism of their search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour who was removed from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice.
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness urges dissident republicans, on the IRA ceasefire 20th anniversary, to "take that same step into politics and away from conflict".
President Putin calls for talks on "statehood" for eastern Ukraine and says it is "impossible to predict" the end of the crisis, Russian media report.
Iraqi forces have reached the besieged town of Amerli where thousands of people have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.
Inside Out goes to the lab to investigate what is in e-cigarettes while we unwrap the arguments surrounding them.
British PM David Cameron is considering temporary bans on British-born jihadists in Iraq and Syria returning to the UK.