Avago Technologies, one of the world's biggest manufacturers of semiconductors, is buying its California-based rival Broadcom for $37bn.
An investigation is launched into how a five-year-old boy was left at a safari park after a school day trip.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter chairs an emergency meeting under growing political pressure over a corruption scandal engulfing football's governing body.
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki loses in straight sets to Julia Goerges in the French Open second round.
A newborn baby boy is found abandoned on the doorstep of a property in County Durham.
South African officials dismiss US allegations that a $10m (£6.5m) bribe was organised for top Fifa officials in order to host the 2010 World Cup.
More than 100 people dressed as elves, druids and witches attend a Wiccan funeral in Cornwall to mark the passing of 'Eron the wizard'.
Sepp Blatter refuses to resign as Fifa president following a request from Uefa chief Michel Platini.
The Iraqi authorities say they have exhumed the remains of 470 people believed to have been summarily killed by Islamic State near Tikrit last June.
The UK's Defence Secretary says a whistleblower's concerns about Trident nuclear submarine safety at Faslane on the Clyde have not been proved.
Hashtag has been declared "children's word of the year" by the Oxford University Press.
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England are one of 12 teams included in the latest version of the Fifa computer game as women feature for the first time.
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A toddlers' car seat is removed from sale by its manufacturer after a boy was thrown out of one into the front of his mother's car.
Tajikistan's special forces chief appears in a video claiming to have joined Islamic State forces in Syria.
Rory McIlroy faces a battle to make the cut at the Irish Open after slumping to a first-round nine-over-par 80 at Royal County Down.
Rafael Benitez - favourite to become Real Madrid boss - says he will be leaving Napoli after two years in charge of the club.
Arts and culture should be spared further funding cuts as the government seeks to balance the books, the new head of Arts Council England says.
The number of visitors to Northern Ireland from outside the country increased in 2014, but they spent less money, new statistics show.