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Country star turned pop sensation Taylor Swift returns to the top of Billboard's annual list of music money makers, a title she held in 2012 only to relinquish last year to Madonna.
MPs deserve a pay rise so they are not forced to "scramble around the place", union leader Bob Crow says.
Claims that the introduction of zero hours contracts could affect safety on Britain's railways are a cause for concern, an MP has said.
David Cameron says there is still an opportunity for Russia to resolve the Crimea crisis.
Prime Minister Netanyahu shows his anger at the West as he unveils a shipment of weapons Israel says were being sent from Iran to Gaza.
Lianne Sanderson scores twice as England reach the Cyprus Cup final with a 2-0 win against Canada.
Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after fracturing his thumb in the last one-day international against West Indies.
PC Keith Blakelock curled up in a ball and screamed for help as a mob hacked him to death during the Broadwater Farm riots, an eyewitness tells the Old Bailey.
Oscar Pistorius is physically sick during his murder trial as he hears evidence from a post-mortem examination on his girlfriend's body.
More than 1,000 people have protested in South Sudan's capital, Juba, accusing the UN of arming rebels - a charge it denies.
A Japanese scientist behind a seemingly groundbreaking stem cell study says the findings should be withdrawn amid doubts over its quality.
Russia faces sanctions 'within days', PM tells Commons
Brazil forward deal has damaged once untouchable club
David Cameron promises the UK will not ignore Russia's incursion into Crimea, with sanctions possible "within days".
Suspected Russian troops and militias seize a military hospital in Ukraine's Crimea, as Moscow tightens its grip ahead of Sunday's secession vote.
Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling admits a Football Association misconduct charge in relation to betting.
A group of Greek Orthodox nuns held for three months by rebels in Syria after being taken from their convent in Maaloula arrive back in Damascus.
Google will release a software development kit later this month for developers to create smart wearable devices using its Android operating system.
Two men, aged 40 and 32, are arrested in connection with two pipe bomb attacks on houses occupied by Romanian families in Londonderry.
A Liberal Democrat local government minister criticises his own department's flagship policies as "unfair" and "absurd".