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New tests claim Cameroon player Albert Ebosse died in Algeria after a beating and not from an object thrown by fans.
Dozens of "ice pancakes" the size of dinner plates are found floating on a stretch of the River Dee in Scotland.
David Cameron promised to give local government more power, but local councils continue to shrink, relative to central government.
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.
Scientists uncover a single protein that could be responsible for drug allergies, on the surface of cells.
Three years ago retails expert, Mary Portas, carried out a review of the high street for the government and the BBC takes her back to one of those towns, Stockport, to find out if anything has changed.
Cross-party talks are due to resume at Stormont on Thursday, with few signs of the parties resolving their differences over budget and welfare reform.
Defying teachers, riding on Christmas Day and learning to bluff - Sir Bradley Wiggins on the psychology of his rise to the top.
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Agreement is reached between the government and the country's biggest mobile networks to improve coverage across the UK.
An extra 1.3 million pupils in England, 85% of infant children, are eating a free school lunch, the government says.
Opportunities to prosecute Jimmy Savile and a former mayor of Scarborough over claims of historical sex abuse of children in the resort were missed, North Yorkshire Police has said.
The government made £180m less from the sale of Royal Mail than it could have, and the process of privatising state assets should be reformed, says a new report.
A Victorian public urinal is listed by English Heritage for its "special historical interest".
Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.
New Zealand's Dan Carter will end his international career to become rugby's highest-paid player by joining Racing Metro.
A coroner's inquiry into the death of a teenager who died after being hit by a school minibus is set to be opened on Thursday.
Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
Moves to normalise diplomatic ties between the US and Cuba lead several papers, which describe the Caribbean island being brought "in from the cold".
A state-of-the-art clinic in Denmark is set to make dramatic changes to the relationship between doctor and patient.