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EU migration has blown the government "off course" on meeting its target of cutting net migration to below 100,000, the home secretary says.
Workers at a tea plantation in eastern India beat and stab the owner to death in a row over pay arrears.
Home Secretary Theresa May has said it is unlikely the government will bring net migration down to the tens of thousands by the end of the Parliament.
The war in Iraq is pitting neighbour against neighbour, and for those who do not want to choose sides life can be even more dangerous.
Residents in Swansea are to be given their say on plans for more than 19,000 new homes across the city.
A Palestinian man in Gaza is shot and killed by Israeli troops, local health officials say, the first such death since a 50-day summer conflict.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to announce "within days" that he will stand down as an MP at the next election, reports suggest.
A petrol bomb is thrown over the perimeter wall of the police station in Warrenpoint, County Down.
Police stopped four or five terrorist attacks in 2014, says Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.
Shop worker Hayley Bicker wanted to raise awareness on autism after feeling shocked at people's reaction to an autistic child in a supermarket
When President Hollande was photographed on the back of a scooter at his mistress' apartment it was a story that made headlines all over the world and it lead to the break-up of his relationship with the First Lady, Valerie Trierweiler.
Eilidh Child is Scotland's Athlete of the Year, following European gold and Commonwealth silver successes.
A windsurfer dies after getting into difficulty off the coast of Portsmouth.
Other political parties are equally frightened of the threat posed by UKIP, the party's Welsh MEP Nathan Gill tells BBC Wales.
A family's car is split in two when it crashes on a Coventry road.
A DUP MLA says he is planning to bring forward a private member's bill at Stormont to introduce a "conscience clause" into aspects of equality law.
England's visually-impaired team who are preparing to take part in the fourth blind cricket World Cup later this week.
Snowfall in the north-east of the US has subsided, forecasters say, but there are now warnings of flooding as the snow melts.
The "reality is dawning" on local councils that mergers will bring a significant and permanent change, the public services minister says.
The Royal College of Nursing is warning that mental health services across the UK are under unprecedented strain.