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A cold case unit is to investigate claims police released MP Cyril Smith after child pornography was found in the boot of his car, the BBC learns.
Labour Leader Ed Miliband says planned cuts in the wake of the Budget will be devastating for funding the Welsh government receives from the UK.
A Mexican-American man convicted for the 1992 murder of his sister and brother-in-law is freed after a court rules he confessed under torture.
A woman was beaten, stabbed and had her unborn child stolen from her womb when she visited a house to buy clothes advertised on Craigslist.
Further inquiries are to be carried out into whether detectives were told to limit a child abuse investigation centred on Lord Janner.
The number of wet wipes littering UK beaches has risen by 50%.
Europe will experience its first eclipse in over a decade on Friday with Wales one of the best places in the UK to see it.
BBC Radio 1 is to make dramatic cuts to its live music output, with the number of live sessions dropping from 250 to 160 a year.
Armed police are rushed to the scene after film makers in County Londonderry are mistaken for real armed robbers.
Keeping things simple is one of the keys to India's continuing World Cup success, according to captain MS Dhoni.
A three-day curfew will come into force across parts of Sierra Leone next week to try and contain the Ebola crisis, a health official says.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says everybody who tried to predict the price of oil got it wrong.
Natural tunnels known as lava tubes could safely house permanent bases on the Moon, scientists have said.
Chancellor George Osborne needs to spell out exactly how he plans to cut £12bn from welfare spending, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
Warplanes target the compound used by Yemen's President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi in Aden, officials say, following deadly clashes at the city's airport.
The governor of Virginia is calling for an investigation into the violent arrest of a black university student, which has sparked protests.
A British woman who was among at least 21 people killed in shootings at a museum in Tunis on Wednesday is named as Sally Jane Adey.
Tanzania's parliament approves a tough new law aimed at curbing foreign employment, as a lawmaker accuses Chinese nationals of taking local jobs.
Cheating in exams is common in the Indian state of Bihar, but new images emerge showing how blatant the practice is.
A group of early-years experts and teachers oppose the introduction of tests for four-year-olds in England.