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A drone strike in Afghanistan has targeted the car of a militant commander who recently swore allegiance to Islamic State, reports say.
The Supreme Court dismisses an appeal against plans to build a major wind farm in Shetland.
Rogue landlords will be tackled by a new law to make renting a home simpler, the Welsh government says.
A video showing a motorist apparently driving with headphones on, using a handheld mobile phone and with a laptop on is investigated by police.
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England beat a lacklustre West Indies side by nine wickets in their first World Cup warm-up match at Sydney.
The crisis in Ukraine was caused by the West, says Russian President Vladimir Putin, as he works on Franco-German proposals to end fighting.
A plan to bridge the attainment gap between rich and poor pupils in Scotland draws inspiration from a successful scheme run in London schools.
Seven men are arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a man in a mass street brawl in Nottingham city centre.
A BBC Inside Out London investigation has uncovered criminal gangs distilling and selling potentially fatal alcohol across London.
At least 15 people are killed in a suicide bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, a day after a 12-year-old curfew is lifted.
The miners' strike drama Pride scoops the outstanding debut award at the Bafta Film Awards.
The number of religious hate crimes in the UK is rising, but community initiatives may be the answer, says Dominic Casciani.
Firms in Wales whose staff fall ill after working with asbestos will learn later if they will be forced to reimburse the NHS for the cost of treatment.
Some of Wales' least hygienic takeaways and pubs are flouting the law by failing to display their poor food hygiene ratings, a BBC investigation finds.
Some taxi drivers in Stoke-on-Trent charge wheelchair users more than able-bodied passengers, a BBC investigation discovers.
The British singer Sam Smith is celebrating after enjoying a fantastic night at the Grammy Awards winning four of the top prizes.
Forty-five potential victims of human trafficking were rescued in Northern Ireland last year, according to the National Crime Agency.