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One of the leaders of the attempted coup in Burundi says that the plot has failed, as the president says he is back in the country
A list of more than 16,000 conscientious objectors who refused to fight in World War One will be added to an online database of those who served in the conflict.
A woman who was attacked and seriously injured by a bear in the far east of Russia is recovering in hospital.
Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England, Nazir Afzal, outlines five things he has learned from Muslim women's groups.
The Conservative government has pledged to scrap the Human Rights Act - but what will take its place, asks Clive Coleman.
Micropigs, screaming and ball pools soothe student nerves
A senior Scottish paramedic calls for a new system of targets for ambulance response times to reflect which incidents need a fast call-out.
Scottish Power receives the highest number of complaints ever for a UK energy provider in a three-month period, according to Citizens Advice.
The first giant sculptures of Shaun the Sheep, decorated by local artists, are going on show before a public art trail opens across Bristol this summer.
A record number of England's beaches are at risk of failing to meet EU water quality standards this year, the Environment Agency warns.
Shares of the maker of popular mobile game Candy Crush fall as much as over 14% in after hours trading after it warned of weaker profits.
The leaders of the divided Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus are due to resume UN-brokered peace talks, which were broken off last year.
Increasing powers for the Scottish Parliament will dominate the agenda when David Cameron and Nicola Sturgeon hold talks in Edinburgh later.
A mass funeral has taken place in the Pakistani city of Karachi for victims of a militant attack on a bus carrying minority Ismaili Shia Muslims.
China is planning to invest up to $50bn (£32bn) in Brazil for new infrastructure projects - including a new Pacific-Atlantic railway link.
A furious row in UKIP around Nigel Farage's leadership of the party, and David Cameron's likely difficult visit to SNP-dominated Scotland are two of Friday's big stories.
Photographer Philip Wolmuth on his pictures of London's Speakers' Corner taken over the past 35 years.
New research is giving scientists an insight into why we sleep and what happens when we do it.
Germany's trade unions are becoming more assertive, says Jenny Hill - but government plans could counter their approach.
Why is Johnny Depp in trouble in Australia?