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The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she hopes Northern Ireland gets the power to set its own rate of corporation tax.
Organisers of the Australia Open change their extreme heat policy ahead of the 2015 tennis tournament, two days after Australia had its hottest month on record.
Gunmen have killed some 36 quarry workers near the north-eastern Kenyan town of Mandera, aid workers and officials say.
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to announce an extra £150m of funding to help children with eating disorders.
Some teenagers appear to show changes in their brains after one season of playing American football, a small study suggests.
A New South Wales photographer has captured the moment a shark jumped out of the sea during a surfing competition, in close proximity to contestants.
The World Bank cuts its 2014 GDP growth projections for the three nations worst hit by Ebola, saying their economies continue to be crippled.
Changes to the way offenders are supervised in England and Wales may have contributed to two murders, says the probation officers' union.
John Sudworth reports from Hong Kong a day after violent clashes between police and pro-democracy activists.
Phil Rudd, the drummer of hard rock band AC/DC, pleads not guilty to charges of threatening to kill and possession of drugs.
Two heavily pregnant refugees are taken into a detention centre in Darwin, ending a three-day standoff, Australia's immigration department says.
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US President Barack Obama has requested $263m (£167m) to improve police training, pay for body cameras and restore trust in policing.
Pope Francis didn't put a foot wrong in Turkey, says Caroline Wyatt, but there is much to be done to build relations with the Muslim majority.
The ablest pupils in English state schools need more help to reach their potential, says an education charity.
The public spending watchdog is warning about a lack of funding controls for overseas students at private colleges, with £5m paid to ineligible students.
Tunisia's version of the Muslim Brotherhood has steered the country towards stability, says Owen Bennett-Jones, but challenges remain.
Friends of two British tourists murdered in Thailand in September are being urged by the suspects' lawyer to come forward with information.
Forensic experts in Brazil fail to find traces of poison in the remains of former President Joao Goulart, who was deposed in a military coup in 1964.
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