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The introduction of the cap on care costs has been delayed until 2020. But despite assurances by ministers that they are still firmly committed to the cap, there are doubts about whether the plans will become a reality.
A nurse who says he was forced to work with Islamist State militants in Syria is thought to be returning to Australia, where he may face terror charges.
A court in Guatemala city hearing the retrial of former General Efrain Rios Montt accepts he should be examined at a mental health hospital.
A report suggests many academy sponsors are struggling to improve the results of poor pupils despite several years in charge of schools.
Scientists find the first ever four-legged snake, which lived at the time of the dinosaurs and probably dug burrows.
Cheap drugs normally used to strengthen bone can cut deaths from breast cancer, research shows.
How do you finish an album when your co-writer dies?
A panel of independent experts has decided that a clot-busting drug often used to treat strokes is "safe and effective".
The UK must stay in the European Union to continue to have influence on the world stage, US President Barack Obama tells the BBC.
Making people in Scotland pay 5p for plastic carrier bags reduces their use by 147 million in the first year.
Why Russian students are targets for Islamic State
The United States has asked Paraguay to extradite Nicolas Leoz, the former president of South America's football confederation.
At least 309 police officers and police community support officers in the UK have been convicted of offences in the last three years, figures show.
My pilgrimage across Brazil to see a tiny clay statue
The energy and climate change secretary is accused of "grotesque hypocrisy" ahead of a speech she will deliver about the government's plan to tackle climate change.
How did a surfer fend off a shark attack?
Will the designer in charge of Google Glass and Nest's "thoughtful home" kit end up eclipsing his former workmate Jony Ive?
Tony Fadell, the man in charge of Google's troubled Glass computer, tells the BBC it is going to take time to get it right.
A post-mortem on a woman who died in a Texas prison cell finds that her injuries were consistent with suicide, says a prosecutor.
More than 10% of elite athletes could be cheating, with youngsters a concern, says Wada director general David Howman.