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Some schools in England could be visited twice on the same day by different Ofsted inspectors to test the reliability of findings.
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Dolphin numbers along Myanmar's Irrawaddy River have declined to such an extent that they are now listed as critically endangered, and those that remain are now wary of human contact.
At least 12 people are injured in Armenia police clash with protesters demanding the handover of a Russian soldier accused of killing a local family.
Unions leaders and the offshore body Oil and Gas UK are to hold talks about the future of the industry in Aberdeen on Friday.
Two Americans say they hope their historic 19-day climb up the sheer face of El Capitan rock in California will inspire others.
UK aid may not have been spent as effectively as possible because of the need to hit targets, the spending watchdog says.
A record number of adults and children relied upon food banks in Scotland in December, according to new figures obtained by the BBC.
It's a scandal that almost one million voters are "missing" from the electoral register in England and Wales, Labour leader Ed Miliband is to say.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan makes his first trip to the violence-hit north-east since 2013, following massacres by Boko Haram militants.
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The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Committee announces details of its ticket programme for the 2016 Games, with 70% of seats earmarked for residents of Brazil.
MPs on the Public Accounts Committee say they are "sceptical" about whether the government's HS2 rail line will deliver value for money.
Broadcasters need to do more to increase the number of women in news and current affairs, a House of Lords report says.
Roman Baths that lay hidden near Exeter Cathedral for nearly two thousand years could be excavated and opened to the public.
A smart belt that adjusts automatically as you sit and stand and offers fitness advice is in development.
Britain's Andy Murray faces a qualifier in round one of the Australian Open, while Heather Watson takes on Tsvetana Pironkova.
More than 100 food suppliers could be forced out of business as supermarkets cut prices in an effort to keep their customers, according to a new report.
The UK and US are to carry out "war game" cyber attacks on each other as part of a new joint defence against hackers, the countries' leaders say.