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Campaigners against The Sun's pictures of topless models on page three are claiming victory this morning following reports the paper has dropped the feature.
A video purported to be from Islamic State militants demands $200m (£130m) in return for sparing the lives of two Japanese hostages.
Man Utd place £50m price tag on David De Gea, Hummels plans to stay put, Fletcher linked with Spain move, plus more.
The chief constable of British Transport Police will appear before MPs over the way the force handles information at its offices in Cardiff.
One of Wales' most generous donors to the arts says it is not the role of private sponsors to plug the gaps left by cuts in public funds.
Smoking is singled out as posing a particular risk of sudden unexplained infant death, according to study.
The Sun newspaper will no longer feature Page Three pictures of topless women, the Times reports.
NI Water is set to resume talks with unions later on Tuesday in a bid to resolve a dispute that left thousands of customers without water.
A plan by a health trust to halt daily delivery of meals to older people at home is criticised by the SDLP's health spokesman.
Funding of £100m is announced by the Scottish health secretary help tackle the issue of patients stuck waiting to be discharged from hospital.
Would Athenian-style direct democracy work in the UK?
Labour's proposed "mansion tax" on properties worth more than £2m is "crude" and "short-termist", says ex-Cabinet minister Lord Mandelson.
Does subliminal advertising actually work?
The UK government tops a global list looking at public access to official data.
India's governing BJP party names former senior policewoman Kiran Bedi as its candidate for chief minister in upcoming Delhi elections.
Members of an inquiry into child sexual abuse will appear before MPs later, with the the inquiry still lacking a chairman after the first two appointees resigned.
A cross-party committee of MPs urges the government to do more to protect dairy farmers from sharp falls in milk prices.
Former Voice judge Jessie J says she was bullied after the medication she took to deal with a heart defect made her look like an "alien".
A Conservative election victory could mark "a point of no return" in UK's relations with the EU, Labour is to warn.
Britain's players suffer a disappointing day two at the Australian Open as Heather Watson, James Ward and Kyle Edmund all lose.