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Jockey Lewis Ferguson survives a spectacular fall from favourite Merrion Square at Wincanton.
An electrical fire under the pavement in central London leads to some 2,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings and a number of West End shows being cancelled.
Head teachers say they cannot be expected to "conduct surveillance" on young people, after warnings that more might travel to Syria during the school holidays.
Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.
Thailand's military government announces it is lifting martial law, but replaces it with measures that critics say could be even more sweeping.
Both main parties seem reluctant to rock the boat, writes Laura Kuenssberg - but will the cautious approach achieve a breakthrough?
A builder who murdered a property developer and his wife in a frenzied knife attack is jailed for life.
The governor of Arkansas has called for changes to a "religious freedom" bill after a similar law in Indiana has drawn a firestorm of criticism.
South Korea is to pay about $380,000 (£256.000; €353,000) in compensation for each of the nearly 250 students killed in the Sewol ferry disaster.
On the third day of the election campaign trail Ed Miliband has criticised zero-hours contracts.
Police kill an armed woman assailant and wound a gunman who opened fire outside Istanbul's police HQ, the city's governor says.
Police Scotland to investigate former security members over so-called shoot-to-kill operation in County Armagh in 1982.
At least 35 workers have been killed by a blast at a diary factory in Yemen, medics say, as Saudi-led air strikes continue against Houthi rebels.
Islamic State militants enter the Palestinian refugee camp Yarmouk in the Syrian capital, seizing control of large areas, reports say.
The main suspect in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov makes an impassioned plea in court, saying he was forced into a confession.
Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, dies at her home in Spain following a "short but brave" battle with cancer.
BBC Africa explains why Muhammadu Buhari's election victory is so momentous for Nigeria and the continent.
Young players could be "exploited" because of the deregulation of football agents - according to agent David Seligman.
The Northern Ireland Supporters Club chairman calls for a meeting with the Irish Football Association over possible subsidence at Windsor Park.
The new owners of one of south Wales' most famous fairgrounds insist they will open on Friday despite setbacks.