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Energy supplier Scottish Power accepts a 12-day sales ban after failing to meet Ofgem's customer service targets, the watchdog says.
A group of airline passengers in Nepal had a lucky escape after their plane skidded off a runway in dense fog.
Europe's top human rights watchdog criticises France for failing to explicitly ban smacking children, saying its laws are "not sufficiently clear".
The government's financial management of London's Kew Gardens is "a recipe for failure", MPs warn.
Readers' photographs on the theme of adventure
Ten more drones are spotted flying over Paris and reports say police are searching for four men after a chase in the east of the city.
Villarrica volcano in southern Chile has erupted
US billionaire Paul Allen announces he has discovered the famous WW2 Japanese battleship, Musashi, more than 70 years after it was sunk.
Film maker Leslee Udwin tells a news conference that one of the Delhi gang rapists, Mukesh Singh, showed ''no regret, for one second'' for his actions.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet describes the day in which his player Adam Johnson was arrested as one of his toughest.
A union says they have seen a leaked Translink document proposing the cancellation of 20 town bus services.
India's home minister promises an inquiry into how a TV crew was allowed to interview a death-row prisoner convicted over the Delhi 2012 gang rape and murder.
Prince William visits an elephant sanctuary on the final day of his tour of China.
UK bank Standard Chartered reports a steep fall in full-year profits after a "tough year".
Aberdeen City Council is expected to confirm that it is quitting the local government body Cosla to join a new rival group.
Dozens of workers are trapped underground after an explosion in a coal mine in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, reports say.
A man is arrested on suspicion of the murder of a 15-year-old who was stabbed to death while riding a bicycle with his friends.
More Welsh voters think David Cameron would be a better prime minister than Ed Miliband, according to a new poll for BBC Wales.
England's Stuart Broad says he is yet to get over the mental scars of being hit in the face by a bouncer last year.
Police in Bristol discover body parts in the search for missing 16-year-old Becky Watts.