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A bus has been swept away by flood waters after it fell into a river in the tropical Para state in Brazil.
A search and recovery operation will resume in the southern French Alps after Tuesday's crash of a Germanwings plane, killing all 150 on board.
Sam Hall, who presents and performs as DJ Goldierocks, and broadcaster Tony Blackburn, discuss the role of the Chart Show in the ever-changing music industry.
Nearly 100 people are due in court in Myanmar over student protests two weeks ago against an education bill which ended in violence.
Ferrell and Hart dismiss claims of racism in new movie
The planned withdrawal of half of the American troops still in Afghanistan has been delayed until next year.
As cancer is becoming more common, the NHS is increasingly finding it difficult to cope.
Italy's top court will decide whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
The Criminal Cases Review Commission, which reviews miscarriages of justice, should be "bolder" and refer more cases to the Court of Appeal, says a group of MPs.
A powerful Ukrainian regional governor Ihor Kolomoisky resigns after a stand-off with the central government over control of an oil firm.
Nearly 100 people are expected to appear in court in Myanmar on Wednesday, in connection with the violent dispersal of a student demonstration two weeks ago.
The government's "failure" to let MPs debate EU legislation is "deplorable", a cross-party Parliamentary committee says.
People who need treating with repeated courses of antibiotics may be at increased risk of developing diabetes, researchers have found.
The body of Singaporean statesman Lee Kuan Yew is moved from his official residence to parliament house for a period of public mourning.
A female polar bear arrives at a Scottish zoo for an attempt to raise the first polar bear in the UK for more than 20 years.
MPs say it's "inexplicable" the NHS in England spends more on bariatric surgery than well-established measures to prevent obesity.
The findings of Lord Penrose's inquiry into contaminated NHS blood supplies are being published later today.
Private equity firm 3G Capital is in talks to buy Kraft in a deal that could value the US food giant at more than $40bn (£27bn), according to reports.
Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of stroke, a large global study in the British Medical Journal suggests.
It is a metaphysical question with stark geopolitical consequences: Could the 14th Dalai Lama be the last?