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Swansea Bay is named one of the four locations in the running to be the UK City of Culture 2017, alongside Dundee, Hull, and Leicester.
Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay make the shortlist to become the UK's second City of Culture in 2017.
The global monetary organisation is going to try to teach the world about public finances.
Commons Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans is arrested on suspicion of three counts of indecent assault.
Daniel Radcliffe impresses reviewers with his "understated" performance as a disabled teenage orphan in Martin McDonagh's play The Cripple of Inishmaan.
Troubling secrets of England’s mental hospitals
The strange linguistic legacy of the telegram
US President Barack Obama and Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, are holding a news conference in Berlin.
Rafael Nadal could play Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer as early as the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.
Mental health services in England could be banned from using face-down restraint and many are training their staff to resolve issues without physical intervention.
In Mexico around 25,000 people have disappeared since the drug war began six years ago.
A factory in Larne, County Antrim, that makes medical devices is creating 416 new jobs
The FA Cup final will be played at the end of the domestic season for the first time since 2010 in the 2013-14 season.
It is not just planes and helicopter on display at the Paris Air Show, as the BBC's Theo Leggett found out when he tried on some of US defence firm Raytheon's new kit.
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades urges eurozone leaders to help his country's biggest bank and sharply criticises the bailout agreed in March.
Celebrations begin for the 90th birthday of Israel's President Shimon Peres, in the presence of celebrities and world leaders.
MPs will get a vote on whether the UK should arm Syrian rebel forces before it happens, Commons speaker John Bercow says.
Dalian Wanda Group, a Chinese property developer, says it will spend £1bn ($1.6bn) to buy a British yacht maker and property in London.
Afghanistan suspends talks on a bilateral security agreement with the US, after Washington's announcement of peace talks with the Taliban.
Commission says Lloyds ready for privatisation