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State secondary schools in England are not doing enough to stretch the most able students, Ofsted says.
Parents who overheard a judge saying victim statements made "no difference" to parole decisions say they have been "let down" again by the justice system.
US President Barack Obama reacts scathingly to a speech by Israel's prime minister, saying it offers no viable alternative to his Iran policy.
The Reserve Bank of India cuts its key interest rate, in a surprise move for the second time this year.
The Lib Dem election manifesto will include a pledge to hand drugs policy from the Home Office to the Department of Health, Nick Clegg is to say.
A radio station broke the law by broadcasting a hoax call with a nurse caring for the Duchess of Cambridge, Australia's high court rules.
"Fairy control" is brought in at woodland in Somerset to kerb the "profusion of elfin construction".
The UK Independence Party will not adopt "arbitrary" immigration targets, its leader pledges, having said net annual migration should be capped at 50,000.
The highest paid university chief in the UK received a £623,000 salary and benefits package, new figures reveal.
A whistle-blower says he was "harassed, threatened, undermined and belittled" after complaining about land deals overseen by Corby Borough Council.
US retail giant Target plans to cut several thousand jobs as it tries to slash $2bn (£1.3bn) in costs over the next two years.
After the murder of a young Turkish woman generates massive protests, four expert witnesses discuss whether life is getting worse for women under President Erdogan.
The killing of Boris Nemtsov adds to the growing sense of unease about dark undercurrents in Russian politics, says Bridget Kendall.
Islamist militants have seized two oil fields in central Libya, officials say, as rival factions reportedly carry out air strikes.
Australia's economy grew 2.5% in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, marking its slowest pace of annual growth last year.
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