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British applicants to university believe studying alongside foreign students will improve their prospects, a survey suggests
The UK government’s claim to lead the world in cuts of carbon emissions is challenged by researchers.
Watchmakers face up to Apple and Android
The number of used wet wipes littering beaches in the UK has increased by 50% in the last year, a survey of 301 locations suggests.
An education minister in Argentina has stopped waves of teachers' strikes by giving every teacher his mobile phone number and inviting them to call him with their complaints.
What is believed to be the world's oldest railway tunnel - dating from 1793 - is given protected status.
A new prototype blood test can help doctors tease out whether an infection is caused by a bacteria or a virus within two hours, research suggests.
Prince Charles is in Washington, where he has toured monuments and made an impassioned plea to clean up the world's oceans.
A new book charts the discovery of daguerreotypes taken by the 19th Century critic John Ruskin.
Pop star Ed Sheeran sells the two millionth copy of his album X, in the UK, nine months after it went on sale.
Families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings are to travel to Brussels to lobby MEPs for an inquest into the deaths.
George Osborne draws the battle lines for the general election in seven weeks' time, after unveiling what he called a Budget for a "comeback country".
A US Air Force veteran accused of trying to join Islamic State appears in court in New York and denies all the charges.
No English clubs have made it to the Champions League last eight for the second time in three years. Why?
New government proposals will see residents on Australia's tiny Norfolk Island lose their parliament and have to pay income tax for the first time.
BBC News spends the day with City firm IG on Budget day, to see how it digests and reacts to the chancellor's announcements.
Target is set to raise the minimum wage it pays its employees to $9 an hour in April after rival Walmart announced a similar move, according to reports.
American Lindsey Vonn wins a record-equalling seventh Alpine skiing World Cup downhill title and an 18th crystal globe.
How 'Laughing Man' spread around the world
An EU summit is likely to be overshadowed by high-level talks aimed at resolving an impasse between Greece and its international creditors, writes Chris Morris in Brussels.