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US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.
The Daily Politics meets some of the contestants, and their political owners, in the Westminster dog of the year contest.
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.
Ched Evans' rape conviction has highlighted struggles that meet rape victims who are attacked when they have been drinking.
More than 220 firefighters' jobs could be lost in north Wales if funding is not increased over the next five years, bosses warn.
Singer Joss Stone has taken part in a vigil running from sunrise to sunset at the start of this year's Poppy Appeal at the Cenotaph.
Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"
As European leaders gather for a summit in Brussels, Ben Wright asks if David Cameron use the opportunity to push for limits on the freedom of movement within the Union.
An online exhibition of cats
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have been speaking to the BBC about their new collaboration
How much will politicians spend to save the NHS?
Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.
Will the government’s tech plans for Northern England work?
Firefighters had to free 18-month-old Colin Lambert after the toddler climbed inside an arcade game in Maryville, Tennessee.
Comedy fans are in for a rare treat after two lost episodes of "At Last The 1948 Show" have been uncovered.
The NHS is under pressure to close a huge projected funding gap - Dominic Hughes reports on how the NHS has addressed this in West Yorkshire.
Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.
Wild food foragers are being warned to be particularly careful when picking mushrooms because of a rise in cases of mushroom poisoning.
New figures show a big increase in the number of new homes being built in Northern Ireland.