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Peaches Geldof had been a heroin addict and had been taking the substitute drug methadone for several years before her death, an inquest hears.
There is uproar in India's parliament after reports that some Hindu MPs tried to forcibly feed a Muslim man who is fasting for Ramadan.
A film based on Pudsey, the dancing dog winner of Britain's Got Talent, flops at the UK box office as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes dominates the weekend.
Several airlines have suspended flights to Israel after a rocket from Gaza landed near Ben Gurion airport, in Tel Aviv
Bank of England minutes show officials are still cautious over raising interest rates in the face of low wage growth and a possible slowdown later this year.
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.
A new police investigation is launched into unlawful pension salary supplements paid to the chief executive of Pembrokeshire council.
Zoo team gives an enormous reticulated python its annual check-up, including using ultrasound to scan its heart.
Another nurse is suspended as part of an inquiry into the alleged falsification of patient records at south Wales hospitals, taking the total to 15.
Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard.
Time-lapse footage shows the wrecked Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, being towed on its final journey to the port of Genoa for scrapping.
Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.
The disability benefits system requires a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.
Two rare Amur leopard cubs have been born at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire.
Olympic silver medallist Wendy Houvenaghel retires from cycling after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games with injury.
The Costa Concordia, which hit a reef killing 32 people in 2012, is being towed to the port of Genoa where it will be scrapped.
The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict.
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.