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Formula 1 teams Mercedes, Red Bull and Williams unveil their new cars on the first day of pre-season testing at Jerez.
Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of a pilot captured by IS, after a video appears to show the beheading of a Japanese hostage.
A burst water main in Leicester floods a major road junction and is affecting supplies across the city.
A climber from Suffolk dies after two men are caught in an avalanche on Coireag Dubh Mor in the western Highlands.
A woman who set up a fund-raising page for a man who was mugged outside his home is to meet the victim later as donations top the £200k mark.
A former minister under direct rule claims Northern Ireland is "not well governed", creating problems for its economy.
Beavers could return to Welsh waters later this year centuries after they disappeared.
A 56-year-old man is charged after £180,000 of suspected cocaine was found during the search of a house in north Belfast.
Australian PM Tony Abbott vows he will learn the lessons of an election rout in Queensland but insists government is not a "popularity contest".
Boko Haram Islamist militants launch a fresh assault on the strategically important Nigerian city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses say.
More than 20 mosques will be opening their doors to the public on Sunday as part of a campaign organised by the Muslim Council of Britain.
A fifty-one-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering ashes in North Cornwall.
An insurance company threatens to void the policy of a Christian minister who put religious stickers on her car.
Two pilots in a helium balloon complete their Pacific crossing with a sea-landing off Mexico, setting two new milestones on a six-day trip.
World champion Lewis Hamilton says he knows his "worth" as he prepares for contract talks with Mercedes.
A British grandmother. sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal.
A free service which helps people locate pension pots they have lost track of will triple its number of staff to meet record numbers of enquiries.
Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year.
Agents reveal their secrets as transfer deadline day approaches
Well-wishers donate more than £200,000 in four days to help a disabled pensioner who was mugged outside his Gateshead home.