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Mobile phone footage captures the moment Joanne Milne from Gateshead - who has been deaf since birth - hears for the first time.
The Philae lander, which Europe hopes to put on the surface of a comet later this year, is re-activated after three years in deep-space hibernation.
Smartphone maker Blackberry reports a loss of $5.9bn for its latest financial year, but says it is on "a path to returning to growth and profitability".
A group of friends who met regularly in Glasgow's Clutha bar speak about the helicopter crash which killed 10 people.
A fifth of people would turn down an invitation to a gay wedding, BBC research suggests, on the eve of legislation allowing same-sex marriage in England and Wales.
Queen's Baton Relay in the Caribbean
Two people in England have developed tuberculosis after contact with a domestic cat, Public Health England has announced.
Germany says any future changes to the EU must be fair to all members, boosting David Cameron's renegotiation hopes.
An MEP on bail for fraud has not been interviewed by police for 18 months and says this is "interfering with the political process".
A woman in the US state of Montana who admitted shoving her husband off a cliff eight days into their marriage is sentenced to 30 years in prison.
A BBC investigation suggests the government's controversial changes to housing benefit have failed to achieve one of the main aims of the policy.
Britain needs more Captain Mainwaring-style bank managers to bring back the personal touch, says Chancellor George Osborne.
Following Russia's annexation of the Crimea, the West is trying to work out what the Kremlin's next move will be as Steve Rosenberg reports.
A tight-knit group of friends who met regularly in Glasgow's Clutha bar speak about the helicopter crash which killed 10 people.
James Smith, 48, denies the murder of two Catholic workmen in north Belfast in May 1994.
A man denies murdering a schoolgirl 27 years ago and puts forward a list of 41 other possible suspects.
About 6% of social housing tenants in Britain affected by changes to benefits partly designed to cut under-occupancy have moved home, BBC research suggests.
The UK's current account deficit was larger than expected in the final quarter of last year, official figures show.
Passengers are evacuated from a number of carriages on a Eurostar service after smoke is seen coming from the train.