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The dog that killed a six-month-old girl in Northamptonshire was an illegal American pit bull, say police.
Guide to outbreak treatment centres
At least one person has died after floods swept the Italian city of Genoa
Tablets appear to be replacing televisions in children's bedrooms, statistics from communications regulator Ofcom suggest.
US actress Angelina Jolie is made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.
Predictions for the 2015 general election face a "whole range of uncertainties" says YouGov pollster Peter Kellner.
The search for a cure for type 1 diabetes has recently taken a "tremendous step forward", scientists say.
The boss of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, apologises for remarks he made advising women not to ask for a pay rise but to have "faith in the system".
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How far could Nigel Farage's UKIP actually go?
David Cameron says the by-elections show a big vote for UKIP could lead to Labour victory at next year's election.
The head of Europol's cybercrime centre reveals who the bad guys are and what law enforcement are doing to catch them.
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North and South Korea have exchanged fire across their land border, South Korean officials say, as southern activists launch propaganda balloons.
The women who come to the UK as brides but end up as slaves
Animated graphic illustrating the advances China is making from a manufacturer to a designer of goods and products
Composer Philip Glass tells the BBC that his aim is "to be a populist".
The rivalry between St Helens and Wigan adds an extra incentive as the sides prepare for Saturday's Super League Grand Final.