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Broadcasters have put forward new proposals for the live TV election debates which include the Greens, the SNP and Plaid Cymru.
DUP leader Peter Robinson says he will be will be writing to the BBC and ITV to find out why his party has not been included in those taking part in TV election debates.
A police officer is threatened with a machete in the City of London after being called to reports of raid by three men on mopeds at a jewellery store.
Jonathan Sexton is named in Ireland's opening Six Nations squad even though he is likely to miss the first game in Rome.
An explosion in a manhole on a Birmingham street "just missed" a child who was walking nearby.
France has tolerated "ghettoisation" in its deprived suburbs for too long, Prime Minister Manuel Valls says.
IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook will make a comeback in March with a first title defence against Romanian Jo Jo Dan.
The ex-husband of a woman accused of murdering their eight-year-old daughter tells a court his wife was possessed by her lesbian lover.
A sadistic couple who bullied a schoolgirl into submission with "black magic" threats before she was raped are jailed for 17 years.
Nigeria's security chief says the electoral commission should delay next month's poll to give more time for voter card distribution.
The US justice department will not bring civil rights charges against a white Missouri officer who killed an unarmed black teenager, US media report.
An unannounced inspection of an under-pressure A&E unit at a north Wales hospital led to concerns for patient safety, a watchdog says.
Former TV weather presenter Fred Talbot staged a naked orgy involving 10 drunken schoolboys on a canal barge before later sexually abusing one of them on board, a jury hears.
It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
A lonely abandoned micro-pig believed to have been an unwanted Christmas present is in need of a new "forever" home.
BBC News explains the concept of quantitative easing - in 70 seconds.
Former Home Secretary Leon Brittan has died aged 75 at his home in London, his family say.
App makers should be required to make software for Blackberry handsets, says the boss of the phone company.
The Hoegh Osaka cargo ship which has been listing in the Solent since 3 January, is on its way into Southampton Port.
Classmates of a six-year-old boy who suffers from a rare medical condition back his appeal for funding for a drug to help with his illness.