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Five people talk about their roles in Tennessee's execution debate
Scotland's Ross Murdoch breaks down in tears following his win in the men's 200m breaststroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Swimmer Ross Murdoch secures gold to cap a stunning first day of Commonwealth Games action for hosts Scotland.
MH17 crash investigation expected to be long and complex in attempt to piece together exactly what happened.
Amazon reports a loss of $126m in the second quarter and warns of slowing sales.
Ross Murdoch breaks the Commonwealth Games record as he earns a shock win over fellow Scot Michael Jamieson in the 200m breaststroke.
The first UN aid shipment to Syria delivered without the consent of the government has arrived in the north of the country.
The US says Russia has fired artillery at Ukrainian military positions in the east, a week after the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster.
Manchester City's website releases a video that appears to show £32m defender Eliaquim Mangala signing for the club.
Sir Bradley Wiggins he will not ride the Tour de France again after describing road racing as "cut-throat".
The country where a blasphemy charge is a death sentence
The day began with Mo Farah pulling out but ended with Scotland celebrating a golden day to savour.
Pope Francis has met Meriam Yahia, the Sudanese woman who fled Sudan after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam.
A major fish kill in a County Armagh river is being blamed on pollution from farm waste, says the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.
The Caribbean island of Aruba has detained a top Venezuelan official, Gen Hugo Carvajal, sought in the US for drug trafficking offences.
The South African government is fast-tracking a bill to block land sales to foreigners, which could come into effect in 2019.
A man charged with killing an unarmed black woman on his suburban Detroit porch in November initially told police it was an accident, a jury hears.
Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker more than 30 years ago, has said it feels like an "unexpected gift" to be back on a Star Wars set.
Scotland's Hannah Miley wins swimming gold after breaking her own Commonwealth record in the 400m individual medley.
The leader of Hamas, Khaled Meshaal, has said the group wants a truce as soon as possible, but with a genuine guarantee to lift the eight-year long siege.