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Improvements in education are being undermined by negative political pressures, says former Ofsted chief.
NHS spending on children's mental health services in England has fallen by more than 6% in real terms since 2010, according to official figures.
Former British sprinter Darren Campbell says he does not want his children to follow him into athletics because of doping claims.
US Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson announces she will lead a high level delegation travelling to Havana later this month.
The Indonesian government has proposed a 10% increase in budget airline ticket prices to try to improve safety in the wake of the AirAsia crash.
Firefighters tackling large bushfires near Adelaide have said they are growing more confident they can contain them.
Some papers describe the manhunt in the wake the deadly attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, while others heed warnings that Britain "could be next".
Barcelona are poised meet either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals after sweeping aside Elche.
Authorities in Ohio will no longer use a drug combination that caused an inmate to gasp and snort during a protracted 26-minute execution.
Scotland's Ross Montgomery beats the 2013 champion Scott Waites in the second round at the BDO World Championship.
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure wins his fourth successive African Footballer of the Year award.
Gordon Taylor risks further controversy by appearing to compare the Ched Evans case with the Hillsborough tragedy.
The partner of Stephane Charbonnier - the editor of Charlie Hebdo who was killed in Wednesday's attack - pays an emotional tribute to him.
The threat of a terror attack in the UK is increasing but security services cannot be expected to stop every plot, the head of MI5 warns.
Scientists in Canada create a computer program that they say is the perfect poker player - never making a mistake.
Cardiff City board to discuss changing the club's colours back to blue after meeting held with fans on Thursday evening.
Two men are arrested in connection with the murder of a man in Ballymoney, County Antrim, on Monday.
World number one Novak Djokovic is beaten by Croatian Ivo Karlovic in three sets in the Qatar Open quarter-finals in Doha.
The stricken cargo ship Hoegh Osaka, which ran aground at the weekend, remains under anchor in the Solent as salvage teams begin to pump water from its hull.
About 150 warehouse workers at the USC distribution depot at Dundonald in Ayrshire are under threat of redundancy