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Translink bus and train fare increases come into effect, with prices rising by more than three times the rate of inflation.
Ed Miliband is to set out his party's key plans for businesses ahead of the general election at a speech in the West Midlands.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC's John Simpson that Iraq is making preparations to move against the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul.
A new network of £30m research centres is being launched by Alzheimer's Research UK to spearhead the search for an Alzheimer's cure.
Egypt reserves the "right to respond" to the purported beheading of Egyptian Christians held hostage by Islamic State militants in Libya.
Rail commuters travelling from the South East into London are least satisfied with their service, according to a report by consumer association Which?
The captain of a ferry involved in one of Hong Kong's worst sea disasters is jailed for eight years for manslaughter.
The Duchess of Cambridge records a supportive video message to mark the start of Children's Mental Health Week.
Scientists are monitoring snail habitats from space in a bid to combat the spread of the parasitic disease schistosomiasis in Africa.
Images from Hong Kong where angry protests broke out on Sunday in a shopping centre over shopping tourism by mainland Chinese.
Observers from the OSCE are to try again to reach a besieged town in east Ukraine, after saying they were denied access by pro-Russian rebels.
The body overseeing the modernisation of the civil justice system is calling for an "online court" to deal with small civil cases in England and Wales.
Comedian Ted Robbins appears on a video screen from his hospital bed during a rescheduled performance of Phoenix Nights Live.
Religious slaughter has become an unexpected political battleground as the general election approaches, says Caroline Wyatt.
Up to 100 banks and financial institutions worldwide have been attacked in an "unprecedented cyber robbery", claims a new report.
Police in Hong Kong have used pepper spray and made several arrests following clashes with anti-Chinese protesters in a shopping mall.
Is it OK to call disabled people 'inspiring'?
War victim benefits from advanced surgery in Israel
The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded a video message in support of Children's Mental Health Week.
The man who tried to rob a bank to save his lover's life