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New research from Imperial College London suggests the gender gap between men and women's life expectancies is narrowing. But why does the gap exist?
World number one Lydia Ko will donate any prize money she earns this week to a Nepal earthquake disaster relief fund.
IAG, the airline group that includes British Airways and Iberia, reports a profit in the first quarter of the year for the first time.
Arsenal ban player's mother, Paris St-Germain to pay £45m for Angel Di Maria, Marseille consider Patrick Vieira plus more.
A new £44m brain research imaging centre in Cardiff reaches an important milestone.
Police in Londonderry are investigating reports that shots were fired at a parked car.
Midwives in Northern Ireland are to stage a four-hour strike action on Thursday in a dispute over pay.
BBC Wales health correspondent Owain Clarke tests one of the scanners at a £44m brain research imaging centre.
A man in his late teens is killed in a crash on the M1 motorway.
Plaid Cymru's Leanne Wood faces voters' questions as part of a series of BBC television election programmes featuring party leaders.
A plane carrying 120 British people caught up in the Nepal earthquake has arrived back in the UK.
A plane carrying 120 Britons caught up in the Nepal earthquake arrives back in the UK, as the Foreign Office investigates reports a second Briton has died.
Protests are taking place in several US cities over Freddie Gray, whose death from injuries sustained in police custody has stoked unrest in Baltimore.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expresses "deep regret" over the execution of eight people in Indonesian for drug crimes.
Vietnam commemorates the 40th anniversary of the end of the war, when the North took control of Ho Chi Minh City, then called Saigon.
Has the arrest of the "Feminist Five" silenced online debate about women's issues in China?
Efforts are under way to save "irreplaceable" antiques at an 18th Century stately home after parts of it are gutted in a huge blaze.
The perils of speaking a foreign tongue
India is cracking down on foreign-funded NGOs, with nearly 9,000 seeing their registration cancelled. Pratiksha Ghildial reports.
May the 8th is not the end of the argument about the purpose and worth of politics, only the beginning.