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Oversight of the contract to run the first privately-managed NHS hospital was "poor and inadequate", a House of Commons committee chairwoman says.
Drug laws are being relaxed across the world, from Uruguay to Portugal, Jamaica and the Czech Republic, so has the war on drugs been lost?
Home-grown culture and arts play a central role in Russia's sense of self, says Bridget Kendall - and Vladimir Putin wants to use that to his own ends.
A US university fraternity has been suspended while police investigate allegations that nude female photos were posted to a private Facebook page.
Indonesia has ended the search for the Air Asia plane that crashed in the Java Sea in December, as Alice Budisatrijo reports
Almost 500 children across the West Midlands were victims of or at risk of sexual exploitation in the first half of last year, new figures reveal.
England's Alex Scott & Claire Rafferty and Manchester City's Lucy Bronze are ready for the new 2015 Women's Super League season.
British banking giant Barclays paid £16.5m in shares to its top 11 executives, which is half the amount it paid out last year.
Fears over uniquely South African cocktail of drugs
The online dating site sued for targeting married people
Arsene Wenger says Monaco did not deserve to beat Arsenal in the Champions League, but Per Mertesacker thinks the best team won.
Measures expected to be announced in the Budget once again appear on front pages, with some papers heralding the "death" of the annual tax return.
Are the war stories of a legendary Iraqi fighter real?
George Osborne is to set out his tax and spending plans later, in his last Budget before May's general election.
The oil and gas industry has high expectations the Budget, being announced later, will deliver substantial tax cuts.
Chief executives always approach the chancellor's big day with a degree of trepidation
Scottish house prices hit record levels after more than recovering the losses suffered during the financial crisis, a report suggests.
Illinois congressman Aaron Schock announces his resignation after several weeks in which his excessive spending and close financial ties to donors had come under scrutiny.
A woman taken to court for allegedly making a false rape claim killed herself three days before her trial over fears she would not be believed, her inquest hears.
The California Supreme Court posthumously awards a law licence to a Chinese immigrant who was barred from becoming a lawyer 125 years ago.