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Comedian Sandi Toksvig reveals she quit BBC Radio 4's News Quiz to set up a new political party named the Women's Equality Party.
An American vet has claimed to have decoded the language that cats use, believing that cats use more than a dozen sounds, each having its own meaning.
A Brazilian man with psychiatric conditions executed in Indonesia with seven other prisoners did not understand what was happening to him, says his priest.
Germany's national intelligence agency, the BND, spied on top French officials and the European Commission on behalf of US intelligence, reports say.
Some parents withdraw their children from a planned school visit to a mosque following "safety concerns".
A 60-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murdering Forest of Dean builder Shaun James in 2002.
Online property website Zoopla says it has agreed to buy price comparison site uSwitch for £160m.
Dr Seuss's tongue-twisting children's tale Green Eggs and Ham is to be adapted by streaming service Netflix.
Jeff Pope, the award-winning writer behind TV drama such as Appropriate Adult and Cilla, is to be given a special Bafta.
More people have been arrested in connection with grass fires in the past 10 days than in the past 10 years, a fire officer confirms
A teenage boy is rescued after surviving for five days in the rubble of a building, following an earthquake that killed some 5,500 people in Nepal.
A 14-year-old Indian girl dies and her mother is seriously injured when they are thrown off a bus by men who tried to sexually assault them.
Proposals to allow assisted suicide in Scotland contain "significant flaws", according to a report from Holyrood's health committee.
More young people would get a "first chance" under a Conservative government, Prime Minister David Cameron will say later.
Ed Miliband launches Labour's final week of election campaigning, telling voters they have "the chance to change how our country is run".
Officials in the Brazilian city of Curitiba say more than 200 people have been injured in clashes between protesting teachers and police.
Beijing officials give the city's biggest ever pollution fine to a company that supplies French fries to McDonald's in China, say state media.
Legal and restructuring costs pushed Royal Bank of Scotland into the red for the first quarter of 2015.
New research from Imperial College London suggests the gender gap between men and women's life expectancies is narrowing. But why does the gap exist?
World number one Lydia Ko will donate any prize money she earns this week to a Nepal earthquake disaster relief fund.