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Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says he had little to do with the success Chelsea's Jose Mourinho has had as a manager.
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Authorities in Virginia identify the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared last month after a night out with friends.
Hugo Rodallega scores twice as Fulham beat Charlton 3-0 to move out of the Championship relegation zone.
David Kilcoyne scores the only try as Munster defeat last year's beaten finalists to top European Rugby Champions Cup Pool 1.
One person was shot dead and four students wounded by a student who also died at a school in the US state of Washington, police say.
A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.
14-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery.
Leanne Wood, leader of Plaid Cymru, has predicted Wales will be independent within "a generation".
The ban on term-time holidays from school should be scrapped so head teachers can take a "common-sense approach", council leaders have suggested.
A coroner criticises dangerous dog laws and calls for dog licences to be reintroduced after 14-year-old Jade Anderson was savaged to death.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will allow Caterham to miss the next two Formula 1 grands prix to focus on finding a buyer.
Envelopes containing an unknown yellow powder have been sent to five consulates in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces that "major reforms" to funding for military accommodation will increase rents.
Police are investigating a shooting incident in west Belfast.
After pulling out of the US, taxi app Hailo complains that rival Uber is blocking potential investors from offering funding.
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A man has been charged in connection with the discovery of the bodies of an elderly couple in County Donegal, police say.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.