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The UN presents a draft proposal for a Libyan unity government to warring factions in an attempt to stabilise the conflict-torn country.
With the Commons committee system gaining in influence, the race to chair them is intense, says Mark D'Arcy.
A parachute has failed during a Nasa test of new technology for landing larger spacecraft and eventually astronauts on Mars.
US rapper Snoop Dogg sues beer-maker Pabst Brewing, saying the firm owes him money from the sale of the company and its beer line last year.
Police in Scotland are understood to be investigating claims that Labour peer Lord Janner abused a boy there in the 1970s.
Two men are due in court charged with the murder of a 24-year-old man with learning difficulties.
A seventh person dies after contracting Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) in South Korea, as the number of infections nears 100.
Hundreds of Gurkhas will take part in a pageant to mark 200 years of service to the British Crown, with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in attendance.
A US judge orders the release of an inmate who has been in solitary confinement for 43 years - the last imprisoned member of the "Angola Three" group.
Legislation paving the way for a referendum on whether the UK should stay in the European Union is to be debated by MPs for the first time.
Labour's five leadership contenders will be questioned by union members on Tuesday at a hustings organised by the GMB.
Devonport naval base, which services Britain's nuclear submarine fleet, is warned of legal action amid a series of safety breaches.
A convicted murderer recently released from prison says he is determined to "fight" for justice, believing his case was flawed by a crooked detective.
Wales is getting tough on e-cigarettes. Is this a good example of devolution or simply confusing for the public?
People will be banned from using e-cigarettes in places like restaurants, pubs and at work in Wales, under new public health laws being unveiled.
More people in England are to be offered a simple test to check if they are at increased genetic risk of heart disease.
Students distracted with mobile phone messages are not learning as effectively, says research.
A scheme to improve children's dental health is saving almost £5m a year in treatment costs, the public health minister says.
Where does the word 'bribe' come from?
Details of Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions are to be published, with the country widely expected to have missed its target for the fourth year in a row.