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With most Nato members intent on cutting defence spending, Mark Urban asks the alliance's new chief Jens Stoltenberg how he can stop it becoming an association of broken promises.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.
A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will.
Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.
Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.
Passengers should not have to stand for more than 20 minutes during a journey says rail minister Clare Perry, but admits this is "not always achieved".
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened
TV duo Ant and Dec are to host the 2015 Brit awards, 14 years since the last time they presented the ceremony.
England's strange and ancient Halloween alternatives
Child sexual exploitation has become a "social norm" within some areas of Greater Manchester, according to the author of a report ordered after the Rochdale grooming case.
UK graduates who went to private schools earn thousands of pounds more, on average, than those who were state-educated, research finds.
The NHS in Scotland is finding it "increasingly difficult to cope", according to the public spending watchdog.
Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll. BBC News looks at some of the numbers behind the crisis
There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.
The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.
Labour's UK leader Ed Miliband will attend a gala dinner in Glasgow as the process of finding a new Scottish leader continues.