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Israel's security cabinet rejects the Gaza ceasefire proposal put forward by the US Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli officials say.
Actress Eleanor Bron becomes the latest cast member of Radio 4's rural drama series The Archers, playing a character who first appeared in it 60 years ago.
Thousands of people have lined Liverpool's streets to welcome three giant marionettes, which will tell the story of the city during World War One.
A premature baby has been delivered from a woman killed in a Israeli airstrike on Gaza.
Sarah Clark secures another Commonwealth Games judo gold medal for Scotland in the under-63kg division.
Secret Cinema organiser Fabian Riggall tells the BBC he has decided to cancel all of this weekend's screenings of Back to the Future.
Russia's foreign ministry rejects accusations from the US that its troops have been firing on Ukrainian soldiers from within Russia.
Authorities in California search for a fugitive homeless man who has refused treatment for tuberculosis and may be contagious.
England's Joanna Rowsell wins gold in the Commonwealth individual pursuit but Jason Kenny has to settle for sprint silver.
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's film releases, including Joe, Hercules and Earth to Echo.
Why is Ed Miliband drawing attention to his public image?
In a bid to stimulate the sluggish economy, the Brazilian central bank announces plans to reduce the amount commercial banks have to keep in reserve.
Many schools are building new classrooms on outside space to accommodate a growing number of pupils.
Four peregrine falcons are found dead in their remote nest with police suspecting foul play.
Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber has advised aspiring musicians to avoid music competitions because "they are fixed".
Chelsea re-sign veteran striker Didier Drogba on a one-year deal after the Ivorian left Galatasaray.
Fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) say they have overrun a large Syrian military base on the outskirts of the city of Raqqa.
President Barack Obama meets the leaders of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras to discuss the migrant crisis at the southern US border.
A Russian satellite containing geckos could plummet to earth if control is not regained, according to reports.
A violinist who died a week after giving evidence at a sex abuse trial of her former teacher was "failed" by mental health services, a coroner says.