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Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever satellite-observed winter extent - that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final between Reading and Arsenal.
Government officials have been forced to postpone a debt issue, after a computer failure at the City information firm Bloomberg.
The UK death rate has reached a tipping point with the numbers of deaths expected to rise after 2015, suggests a report.
A memorial service for the victims of last month's Alps plane crash is being held in Cologne Cathedral.
The Northern Ireland Assembly approves a new law that aims to make child car seats safer.
A nurse admits stealing jewellery, cash and medication from cancer patients at the hospital where she worked.
Arsenal's Per Mertesacker believes Jurgen Klopp could manage in the Premier League after leaving Borussia Dortmund.
Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg defends the aims of his free Internet.org service after several Indian firms pull out of the project.
Sharif Danis, a shopkeeper from Nigeria, tells the BBC's Milton Nkosi how the threat of mob attacks forced him to close down his business in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Celebrating the Brecon Beacons, granted National Park status in 1957
The Ukraine factory that has been shelled 165 times
More than four million tune into the BBC's televised election debate, more than two million short of the previous debate on ITV.
Schools in Los Angeles seek refunds from Apple and others over a $1.3bn (£870m) iPad-based education project that has gone awry.
A car blocks a railway line in West Yorkshire after crashing through a barrier and flipping upside down onto the tracks.
The economic recovery is translating into serious pay rises and a record level of employment. So why no electoral dividend for the Tories and Lib Dems?
UKIP promises more money for Wales, as it launches its Welsh manifesto for the general election.
Director Mike Leigh is to make a big budget film about the events of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre in Manchester.
With the rise of Shia militia groups as a frontline force against Islamic State, Ranj Alaaldin explains how the phenomenon emerged.
Defending world champion Mark Selby knows he must buck the trend if he is to recapture his Crucible crown.