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"Food crime" is occurring on an unprecedented scale worldwide, a new report to be published on Thursday is expected to say.
What is Nato and would a Yes Scotland join it?
Standard Life is selling its Canadian business to local insurer Manulife Financial for $4bn Canadian dollars ($3.7bn; £2.2bn) in cash.
A plan to give "garden city" status to up to 40 towns and cities in England wins the £250,000 Wolfson Prize.
Douglas Carswell has said the Conservative party is run by "out-of-touch elites", as he campaigns for UKIP in the Clacton by-election
Top Brazilian football club Gremio is banned from the country's main cup competition after a racist incident during a match last week.
The Icelandic village preserved for decades in ash and lava
England supporters seemingly accept their team's status as a "second-tier football nation", writes Phil McNulty.
The NHS and social care systems in England need to be merged in the most radical overhaul since they were created in the 1940s, an independent review says.
How illegal loggers in Peru bend the rules
Blast fishing leaves Tanzania’s coral reefs in rubble
Could closer Nato ties harm border links with Russia?
Ukraine is the defining issue for the alliance as it meets in Wales
Can more optimistic science fiction actually save the world?
Victims of crime are being "encouraged" to investigate offences themselves, an inspection of police forces in England and Wales finds.
People could be able to get into their internet bank accounts just by putting their fingers into a portable scanner.
Model Carmen Dell'Orefice talks to BBC News about her 50-years collaborating with the fashion photographer Horst P Horst
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announces the creation of an Indian branch of his militant group to "raise the flag of jihad" across South Asia.
A Banksy mural on the wall of a Cheltenham house could be listed under a bid being submitted to the council.
The CBI business lobby group says it expects UK economic growth to slow in the second half of this year as the impact of improved business and consumer confidence starts to ease.