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Unite boss Len McCluskey says he will not "respect" any law setting a minimum turnout threshold for industrial action.
A school in New York state apologises after an uproar was caused by students reciting the US Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Ethiopia destroys its entire six-tonne stockpile of illegally poached ivory in an effort to curb poaching.
The comet being observed by Europe's Rosetta satellite is very gradually spinning down, most probably because its jets of gas and dust are acting like braking thrusters.
A man who was Tasered by police after trying to stab his partner with two kitchen knives is jailed for life for attempted murder.
Inspecting British values has made life 'difficult' for Ofsted, one of the watchdog's senior officials has said.
A memorial service for Coronation Street actress Anne Kirkbride will take place at Manchester Cathedral on 30 May.
Raheem Sterling has put contract talks with Liverpool on hold until the end of the season, says Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.
James Robbins detects positive signs at the talks on a nuclear deal with Iran.
How will tiny St Helena cope with the outside world?
US House Speaker John Boehner plans to meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel.
A man who was convicted of attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl 35 years ago is jailed for two and a half years.
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A 19-year-old from south London has been sentenced to 22 years in jail for planning to behead a British soldier.
A storm is expected to bring up to six inches of snow in parts of the US north-east and mid-Atlantic on the first day of spring.
A "tank" being ridden by a man dressed as the Stig delivers a petition calling for the reinstatement of Jeremy Clarkson to the BBC.
Millions of people across Europe, Africa and Asia have been enjoying spectacular scenes as the Moon passed between the Earth and the Sun.
A lecturer whose wife conned him into believing he was the father of her IVF baby wins over £39,000 in damages.