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A cross-party committee of MPs urges the government to do more to protect dairy farmers from sharp falls in milk prices.
Former Voice judge Jessie J says she was bullied after the medication she took to deal with a heart defect made her look like an "alien".
A Conservative election victory could mark "a point of no return" in UK's relations with the EU, Labour is to warn.
Britain's players suffer a disappointing day two at the Australian Open as Heather Watson, James Ward and Kyle Edmund all lose.
Pope Francis says Catholic teaching on birth control does not mean that people should "be like rabbits".
Lord Mandelson criticises Labour's proposed "mansion tax" on properties worth more than £2m, saying it will "clobber people".
Ofsted needs a broader approach to inspecting child protection services, say council leaders
Doctors have carried out the first organ transplant from a newborn in the UK, giving a dead baby's kidneys and liver cells to two separate recipients.
US scientists are asking the public to send in soil samples that can be screened for compounds that could be used to make vital new drugs to fight deadly infections and cancer.
Shoplifting, cyber-crime and fraud cost the retail industry £603m in the 2013-14 financial year, the British Retail Industry says.
Baby Gammy, who was born with Down's syndrome to a surrogate mother in Thailand, is granted Australian citizenship, local media report.
The administrators called in to run failed spread betting firm Alpari UK say they have received several inquiries from potential buyers.
Asian shares traded higher on Tuesday after China's economic growth in 2014 came in above market expectations.
Monitors in eastern Ukraine warn of a serious deterioration in security as fighting intensifies in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
The International Monetary Fund has lowered its forecast for global economic growth for this year and next.
Voters in Zambia are due to go to the polls in a presidential election caused by the death of Michael Sata last year.
Prof Conor Gearty argues the way to save democracy is to break away from the notion of the nation state.
China's economic growth slows to 7.4% last year from 7.7% in 2013, marking its slowest pace of expansion in 24 years.
Sport and politics have always had an uneasy relationship, but remain inextricably linked, writes BBC sports editor Dan Roan.
Anne Kirkbride's life as a Coronation Street legend