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Ninety per cent of the 120,000 most troubled families targeted by a government scheme have had their lives "turned around", Communities Secretary Eric Pickles says.
Hardline cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi is elected chairman of Iran's Assembly of Experts, which chooses and monitors the supreme leader.
The man appointed to keep an eye on children's services has warned against growing criticism of social workers.
The director of Dennis Hopper's final film is launching an appeal to raise funds to get it finished - five years after the actor's death.
Martin McGuinness says £200m would solve problems over welfare reform but the Northern Ireland Secretary says there will be no extra cash.
The Queen has officially named the new luxury cruise ship Britannia in a special ceremony in Southampton.
Simon Stevens, head of the NHS, kick-starts his plan to remodel the NHS, with an emphasis on local care.
Hospitals, GPs, community services and care homes are being brought together in England to provide more joined up care for patients under a series of pilots.
A laptop, mobile phone and tablet belonging to missing teenager Becky Watts are found during the investigation into her murder.
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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro slams the US government for imposing further sanctions on Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses.
Food sales are declining in the UK, while non-food sales are increasing, says KPMG/BRC study.
The former girlfriend of Premiership footballer Rio Ferdinand breaks down in tears as she details the impact on her life of phone hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers.
The Romanian Foreign Ministry apologises for giving Germany's top diplomat a booklet marking bilateral relations which showed a map of France in the colours of the German flag.
Ruth Laybourn scores a hat-trick as England get their Six Nations campaign back on track with a thumping win over Scotland.
A senior US diplomat warns of a "dangerous" gulf between US and European defence spending, calling on Europe to spend more in the face of growing threats.
Rangers suspend Derek Llambias, Barry Leach and chairman Sandy Easdale from the club's football board.
Leading Burundian dissident Hussein Radjabu tells the BBC that he escaped from prison last week by walking "upright... without any problem".
The Wikimedia Foundation has launched legal action against the NSA over its programme of mass surveillance
Former spinner Ashley Giles does not believe England should need to look abroad if they consider appointing a new coach.