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Pupils have been so violent or disruptive that on eight occasions last year teachers held a ballot to refuse to teach them.
Natalia Antelava tests the mood in the so-called People's Republic of Luhansk, several months after pro-Russian rebels declared the city's independence from Ukraine.
Why one artist has built the asylum of his dreams, a space he calls "a safe place to go mad".
BBC News looks back at the first week of election campaigning.
Teachers' unions and political parties are divided over the use of unqualified teachers in schools.
Manchester United's Juan Mata says they can overhaul Manchester City and claim the Premier League runners-up place.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is the centre of attention after the election debate, and the NHS and fox hunting also feature.
Les Ferdinand reflects on a his rise from obscurity to England stardom, why reserve team football is undervalued and Harry Kane.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says "every player has a price" after being asked about Raheem Sterling's contract situation.
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon denies a newspaper's claim she told a French diplomat she would prefer David Cameron to Ed Miliband as prime minister.
Officials in Indiana are grappling with an unprecedented outbreak of HIV. The focus is the town of Austin, where more than 80 people have tested positive for the virus.
An Alabama man is freed after spending nearly three decades on death row, following new tests on bullets that did not link him to the crime scene.
Celtic move eight points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership as they defeat bottom side St Mirren.
Five men and one woman have been arrested in Dover on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police says.
Yemen is being torn apart by a war of many sides and the Houthis face a more dangerous foe yet in the jihadists of al-Qaeda, says the BBC's Frank Gardner.
An indigenous tribe in the Amazon jungle succeeds after decades of campaigning in getting back blood samples taken by US researchers in the 1960s.
Andy Murray reaches his fourth Miami Open final with a convincing straight-sets win over Czech eighth seed Tomas Berdych.
The former chief constable of Cumbria Police Stuart Hyde is put in an induced coma to treat meningitis.
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