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The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
Would we all be richer if more financial and fiscal powers were transferred from Westminster to big cities, asks Robert Peston?
A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil company boss Christophe de Margerie.
Home Retail Group says that store closures at Homebase will be accelerated, with the number of outlets cut by 25% by 2019.
An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.
The Prime Minister has stepped into the row over an Edinburgh father sentenced to death in Pakistan for blasphemy.
Britain's Chris Froome has revealed he may not compete in the 2015 Tour de France as the route is unveiled.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has publicly contradicted the head of Ofsted over whether the watchdog has the right to inspect academy chains.
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read requests a song he wrote in support of UKIP be withdrawn from sale following complaints it was racist.
A 16-year-old boy pleads guilty in court to murdering another boy in Brixton over the sale of a £90 bicycle.
The Conservatives are accused of 'bully boy attacks' on Labour's record running of the Welsh NHS, described as being in "meltdown" by a national newspaper.
The owner of a cab firm says he meets requests from the public to provide drivers of a specific race.
The people who buy and then cancel student debt
The World Health Organisation's emergency committee is to hold talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif but others remain.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage condemns appointment of UK's Lord Hill to EU Commission and says the body is 'anti-democratic'.
Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.
A legal challenge is launched into the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating historical child abuse as political pressure grows.
Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.