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The first same-sex weddings have taken place after gay marriage became legal in England and Wales at midnight.
Seventeen bodies have been recovered and at least one more has been found but not yet retrieved following the mudslide in Washington State.
On the weekend of Mothering Sunday, a story of a dying wish, a dutiful daughter and a mum with two graves.
The people who spend their lives chasing the Northern Lights
How P2P ISAs could double your rate of return
Can a Zen-like approach help flood-threatened countries?
Has the NHS been lucky over the past winter?
A leading academic challenges the notion that that British children grew up in typical two-parent families until the social revolution of the 1960s.
Kent County Council is criticised by the High Court for failing to give a Latvian father the right information when it took his young son into care.
Libyan state TV airs footage showing one of the sons of former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi apologising to the nation from prison in Tripoli.
The BBC's Brenda Emmanus meets Judith Hill, a backing vocalist who is only just starting to make a name for herself.
Brutal beatings, electric shocks and sexual abuse are taking place in detention in Egypt, according to testimonies gathered by the BBC.
BBC DJ picks out top talent from musical hotspot Nigeria
The UN says that there has been no humanitarian improvement for millions of Syrians since a resolution last month to increase aid deliveries.
Newsnight's David Grossman takes a look at the home of the Tech City initiative in east London.
GM adds 824,000 more cars to an ongoing recall over defective ignition switches that have caused some to shut off while the car was on the road.
Egyptian security forces torture and abuse detainees as young as 15, according to victim testimony gathered by the BBC.
US President Barack Obama holds talks with Saudi King Abdullah to ease tensions over the Syria conflict and Iranian nuclear negotiations.
The first same sex marriages in England and Wales take place shortly after midnight on Friday, as the law allowing them comes into effect.
Film critic Mark Kermode reviews the week's new film releases, including Captain America: The Winder Soldier, 20 Feet From Stardom and The Past.