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A Vietnamese pot-bellied pig in Derby has cake and music to celebrate his third birthday.
The company that owns Birmingham City FC fears that a former employee may have "misappropriated" £2.5m.
As Oxfam predicts that the richest 1% of the world's population will soon have more wealth than the rest, the BBC looks at who exactly is the top 1%.
Gary Glitter crept into a schoolgirl's bed and tried to rape her at the height of his fame, a court hears as the former pop star goes on trial for alleged sex offences.
Genetic mutations that are associated with resistance to the frontline malaria drug are identified, scientists report.
Men and women are more successful when they adopt healthy behaviours as a couple, research reveals.
A driver in the US has had a lucky escape after his truck was sandwiched between two lorries in a crash.
A Christian-ethos free school has its government funding terminated after being put in special measures by Ofsted.
Are Jewish people in London afraid for their safety after Paris attacks?
Eilish Doyle and her family who live outside Draperstown, Northern Ireland, have been without water for six days.
A major road in north Wales is closed as a tractor is left hanging off a bridge following a crash.
Tanzania offers a reward for information leading to the recovery of a missing albino girl feared to have been kidnapped for her body parts.
A UK doctor performed female genital mutilation on a young mother after she gave birth in hospital, a court has heard, in the first prosecution of its kind in the UK.
Singer James Blunt is in a war of words with Labour MP Chris Bryant about the public school background of leading performers.
Mons Meg, the world's most famous medieval gun, is removed from display at Edinburgh Castle in order to have an MOT.
Almost a quarter of girls in care in England become teenage mothers, according to figures obtained by a think tank.
Serie A side Sampdoria hope to complete the signing of veteran Everton striker Samuel Eto'o on Tuesday.
A pedestrian killed when he was hit by a car with a learner driver at the wheel was about to become a father, his widow says.
The widow of a victim of the 2005 bombings in London is jailed for stealing compensation money awarded to her son.
Police in Kenya fire teargas at school children and parents protesting over a 'land-grab' of their playground by a private developer.