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The government is failing those with learning disabilities by keeping them in hospitals far from home for too long, a report commissioned by NHS England says.
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers says the chances of clinching a final deal at the Stormont inter-party talks look slim.
Calls for extra money for the NHS in England are intensifying after latest figures show the deficit is growing as performance deteriorates.
A new initiative in San Francisco offers the city's homeless population mobile showers and toilets in a converted bus.
The government calls on Fifa to publish in full the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.
Should Opec cut production to boost prices?
Australia batsman Phil Hughes remains in a critical condition after being struck on the head and will have scans on Wednesday.
Vodafone sent the phone data of more than 1,000 News UK workers to police after being asked for the details of just one journalist, the Met Police says.
Two armed robbers who held up a jewellery shop and took a hostage hand themselves in to police following a chase across Paris.
Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie has attended the premiere in London of her new film, Unbroken.
Five children have died after a fire destroyed a mobile home in a small town in southern Texas, local media report.
Sergio Aguero boosts Manchester City's Champions League hopes with two late goals to beat Bayern Munich 3-2.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi becomes the Champions League's all-time top scorer by scoring against Apoel Nicosia.
A pay package proposed for the new head of gas giant BG Group is branded "excessive and inflammatory" by the Institute of Directors.
The Football Association rules out boycotting the 2018 and 2022 World Cups over allegations of corruption in the bidding process.
A woman whose 80-year-old former lover is accused of a revenge attack against her tells a court a masked attacker threw acid in her face.
A cat suffered two broken legs and was blasted at least twice with a shotgun, a veterinary practice in Cornwall says.
Police in Hungary are accused of blaming victims of sexual assault after releasing advice that warns young women of the risks of flirting.
The dairy industry is in a desperate state, a government committee hears.
David Cameron says internet companies must act on terrorist material, after it emerges one of Lee Rigby's killers spoke on Facebook about wanting to murder a soldier.