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Annie Lennox tackles jazz from US civil rights era with new album
Rescue teams in Japan have resumed their search for survivors of a volcanic eruption on Saturday.
Most of Monday's press lead with news of a £150m "pre-election tax sweetener" to be unveiled by George Osborne at the Conservative Party conference.
A charity has developed a range of meat products made from the iconic Dartmoor Pony, in what it says is a bid to save the species.
The Xbox gaming console officially goes on sale in China for the first time, but its manufacturer Microsoft may face tough competition.
The family of a teacher stabbed to death at her Leeds school describe her as a "dedicated wife" and "natural mother", ahead of a public memorial service in the city.
NY star treatment for Indian PM
An MP is to complain about the Sunday Mirror over a story that led to the resignation of minister Brooks Newmark.
A Gay Pride march has taken place in the Serbian capital Belgrade for the first time in four years, as Guy Delauney reports.
Are male and female brains that different?
Thousands of Indian-Americans heard Indian PM Narendra Modi speak on Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York; he meets President Obama on Monday.
The country with one people, and more than 1,200 sausages
In 95 constituencies the majority is smaller than the number of 16 and 17-year-olds.
The huge Art Deco ship that broke the speed record
Nationalists tear down a statue of Lenin in the centre of Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv, in a move supported by officials.
A regional Mexican political leader, Braulio Zaragoza, is shot dead by unidentified gunmen at a hotel restaurant in the popular resort of Acapulco.
A new system which incorporates cloud-computing, RFID tagging and social features aims to bring drinking establishments firmly into the 21st century.
Jeweller Wallace Chan carves designs inside precious stones
Many adults in the UK are unaware of the risk factors for heart disease, according to a new poll.