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Griffin defiant as he quits BNP job  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:31:19 GMT
Nick Griffin steps down as leader of the BNP after 15 years, saying he has guided his party "through the storm". 
Day in pictures: 21 July 2014  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:51:52 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 21 July 
In pictures: India's 'original conservationists'  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:12:15 GMT
The 'original conservationists' of India's tree-loving tribe 
In pictures: Gaza conflict  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:21:17 GMT
Most intense shelling since the launch of Israel's offensive 
In pictures: James Garner's career  Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:00:49 GMT
Career of American actor James Garner, who has died at the age of 86 
In pictures: East Anglia lightning  Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:39:09 GMT
Spectacular lightning storms across the East of England 
Week in pictures: 12-18 July 2014  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:14:40 GMT
Powerful news photos from the past week 
In pictures: Lightning storms hit UK  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:37:15 GMT
Lightning strikes the UK 
Day in pictures: 18 July 2014  Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:35:37 GMT
24 hours of news photos: 18 July 
The children left behind in hot cars  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:23:36 GMT
Why do so many children die in hot cars? 
The 90-year-old sex guru  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:07:45 GMT
The wisecracking 90-year-old whose agony column is a cult hit 
The Zambian children forced to marry  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:18:27 GMT
Zambian child bride tells of being forced to marry a stranger 
How far do EU-US sanctions on Russia go?  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:37:28 GMT
Do Western sanctions hurt the Russian elite? 
Can drones tackle wildlife poaching?  Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:43:02 GMT
How drones may be used to fight wildlife poaching in Africa 
In pictures: One man's HIV campaign  Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:04:14 GMT
An Indonesian prisoner's campaign against HIV