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Actress Lucy Fallon is to take over the role of Bethany Platt, after another actress was dropped from the same role over an age discrepancy.
Andy Murray admits he and his entourage were pushed to the limit in his Australian Open semi-final win over Tomas Berdych.
New funds for your town - but is visiting minister after your vote?
The first woman to become a Royal Navy Lynx helicopter pilot is awarded her wings by Prince Andrew, in his first public appearance in the UK since allegations arose about his private life.
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill defends team-mate Diego Costa and says he would not change the striker's physical approach.
Wintry images of UK's most widespread snow so far this year
Dozens of people, many of them children, have been injured in a gas explosion outside a maternity hospital in Mexico City, the city's mayor has said.
Global reaction to his BBC interview suggests Lance Armstrong is still in detention, but the path to redemption could be closer to home.
Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.
Crystal Palace have completed the signings of Jordon Mutch and Shola Ameobi.
Officials in Mexico say more than 50 people, many of them children, have been injured in a gas explosion outside a maternity hospital in Mexico City.
Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.
As Human Rights Watch describes a litany of rights abuses in its latest annual report, BBC News asks if the world really is becoming a nastier place.
Experienced Stoke City duo Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan sign two-year contract extensions with the club.
Police Scotland is criticised for the way it brought in its controversial policy allowing some armed officers to carry out routine duties.
What really goes on in a care home?
The BBC has renewed its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.
Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after it reported a 28% fall in third quarter net profit.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen massacred Sunni residents of an eastern village.
Business groups have written to the Chinese government, asking it to rethink rules that would force them to hand over source code and create backdoors for officials in Beijing.