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Jazz Carlin becomes the first Welsh woman to win Commonwealth gold in the pool in 40 years with victory in the 800m freestyle.
Conservative MP David Ruffley, who had been criticised after receiving a police caution for common assault, is to retire from Parliament at the next election.
Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause severe travel problems across large areas of south-east England.
BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme spoke to one woman who had chosen to end her life after being diagnosed with two brain tumours - and to her daughter about what happened next.
Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.
Gaza and southern Israel see an upsurge in violence despite a plea by the UN secretary general for a cessation of hostilities.
Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are close to joining former boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.
Watch as an "extraordinary" 59-point badminton rally develops during the mixed team final between Malaysia and England.
Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.
French foreign minister reveals that the pilots of Air Algerie flight AH5017 requested to return to Burkina Faso after hitting bad weather.
What happens when lightning hits the sea?
A UK survey of book buying habits finds the fall in people buying books as gifts is a 'concerning trend' for the industry.
The celebrities tweeting their support for Palestinians
Videos of children in care are to be made available to people approved for adoption as part of plans to speed up the process.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.
Gaza is in a "critical condition" and violence there must stop "in the name of humanity", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.
New laws on domestic violence would be introduced by a Labour government to prevent abusive partners avoiding prosecution, the shadow home secretary has said.
A smartphone app to help theatre-goers follow plays in other languages is being launched by a theatre company in Wales.
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to a key interest rate known as Libor.
France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.