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The government's £11bn scheme to roll out energy saving smart meters could be an "IT disaster", the Institute of Directors warns.
Five girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed.
Federal officials have charged a former Alabama police officer with violating the civil rights of an Indian man.
Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83.
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Wales boss Chris Coleman says his players' experience of large crowds will help them cope against Israel on Saturday.
A Saudi-led coalition has carried out further bombing raids against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, hitting their northern heartland.
Carl Froch will begin an acting career and has been taking tips from Hollywood names as he ponders his boxing return.
Presenter and broadcaster Dermot O'Leary will no longer host ITV's The X Factor after eight years on the programme.
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The High Court quashes the education minister's decision to shut the first Catholic school in Northern Ireland that was attempting a transformation to integrated status.
A senior Ukrainian official arrested two days ago at a televised cabinet meeting over corruption allegations is to be freed due to a lack of evidence.
Loaded Magazine, one of the so-called "lads' magazines" of the mid-1990s, is to close down, publisher Simian says.
Israel is to stop withholding tax revenues collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, a move that has crippled the Palestinian economy.
Premier League boss Richard Scudamore says top-flight clubs do not get enough credit for their financial contributions.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Manager Dave Edmondson calls for calm following Bristol Academy's FA Women's Cup exit and heavy Champions League loss.
Ofqual sets out the range of A-levels and GCSEs that will no longer be taught amid moves to toughen examinations in England.