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Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.
Gay Russians gays see big rise in homophobia
When the German Navy shelled UK civilians during WW1
The government's flagship planning policy has seen "inappropriate and unwanted" housing development spring up across England, MPs have said.
A new law allowing those in same-sex relationships to get married in Scotland comes into effect.
Doing yoga may be a good way to protect against heart disease, particularly if you cannot do more vigorous exercise, research suggests.
The refugees behind America's turkeys
Has China really got the largest economy in the world?
There is a large drop in the number of appeals to the Scottish exams agency after a major change to the system.
More than 2,600 children as young as three have disappeared from schools for prolonged periods and some never found, figures reveal.
Women Without Borders, the female counter terrorism group, has met in Vienna in Austria, in an attempt to try to halt the spread of terrorism.
National Australia Bank sells nearly $2bn of bad loans in the UK as part of a strategy to exit an unprofitable business.
Almost half of the length of Devon and Cornwall's main rail lines are at risk of flooding because of climate change, an internal Network Rail report says.
Giorgos Christides reports from Greece on the rise of Syriza under leader Alexis Tsipras.
Scientists have built the biggest battery in Europe, to see if it can store power locally, rather than rely on the national grid. It could cut consumer's energy bills.
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.
ECB managing director Paul Downton says he would be surprised if Alastair Cook is not captain at the World Cup.
Trinidad's music pirates are still at large
The tech thwarting shopping's "returnaholics"
Retail guru Mary Portas accuses the government of making "token gestures" in response to her 2011 review into how to rejuvenate struggling High Streets.