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The 2015 general election was the "most disproportionate in British history", the Electoral Reform Society says as it produces an analysis of the result.
The Solar Impulse, which is attempting the world's first Pacific Ocean crossing in a solar-powered plane, is told to hold as weather worsens.
US anti-terror laws that allow security services to collect phone data are set to expire after the Senate fails to reach a deal.
Shares across Asia were mostly trading down on Monday following the recent fall in US markets.
A report into cruelty in Queensland's greyhound racing industry finds "barbaric" treatment of the dogs and other animals.
The hate crime scaring many in the US
A security firm says it is too easy for criminals to take control of GoPro cameras, which could then be used to spy on their owners.
Middle East borders, in place for nearly a century, are in flux as sectarian battles rage and governments lose control of territory, says Owen Bennett-Jones
The musicians refusing to dance to IS's tune
The engineers and operators who sexually harass customers
The ships' graveyard that reveals a gruesome story
Police forces and security firms are changing the way they tackle cyber crime by going after infrastructure rather than individuals
With little more than six months to go before a crucial climate summit, momentum is building. But what kind of deal is on the table?
Teenagers in foster care in the UK are being moved from home to home too often, a survey has suggested.
Smoking is now banned in restaurants, offices and on public transport in China's capital, Beijing, after existing rules are toughened up.
Former CIA Director David Petraeus tells the BBC that Islamic State militants can only be defeated through a dual military and political approach.
To kick off Women's Sport Week, BBC Sport asks some of Britain's leading sporting luminaries about their sporting idols.
Where's the toughest UK driving test centre?
The very last man to do National Service
An inquest into the deaths of three soldiers after a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons in Powys is due to start.