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The Criminal Cases Review Commission, which reviews miscarriages of justice, should be "bolder" and refer more cases to the Court of Appeal, says a group of MPs.
A powerful Ukrainian regional governor Ihor Kolomoisky resigns after a stand-off with the central government over control of an oil firm.
Nearly 100 people are expected to appear in court in Myanmar on Wednesday, in connection with the violent dispersal of a student demonstration two weeks ago.
The government's "failure" to let MPs debate EU legislation is "deplorable", a cross-party Parliamentary committee says.
People who need treating with repeated courses of antibiotics may be at increased risk of developing diabetes, researchers have found.
The body of Singaporean statesman Lee Kuan Yew is moved from his official residence to parliament house for a period of public mourning.
A female polar bear arrives at a Scottish zoo for an attempt to raise the first polar bear in the UK for more than 20 years.
MPs say it's "inexplicable" the NHS in England spends more on bariatric surgery than well-established measures to prevent obesity.
The findings of Lord Penrose's inquiry into contaminated NHS blood supplies are being published later today.
Private equity firm 3G Capital is in talks to buy Kraft in a deal that could value the US food giant at more than $40bn (£27bn), according to reports.
Air pollution is linked to an increased risk of stroke, a large global study in the British Medical Journal suggests.
It is a metaphysical question with stark geopolitical consequences: Could the 14th Dalai Lama be the last?
Adult education and training in England "will not exist by 2020" if the government continues its "swathe of cuts", the Association of Colleges has warned.
Dubai has experienced a renewed surge of construction, says Mark Lobel - but can it offset some of the environmental impact?
Descendants of some 20 families who fought at the Battle of Bosworth that ended the reign of Richard III are to meet for the first time.
A breakthrough in the development of temperature-resilient beans could help sustain a vital source of protein for millions of people around the globe.
As Utah reauthorises the use of firing squads to carry out executions, BBC news looks at the other ways US states can execute inmates.
Trade talks between the US and European Union are marked by 'dog whistle' politics, a report by the Business Select Committee says.
The UK fracking industry needs a new regulator to give the public more confidence in the fledgling sector, an industry-backed body has concluded.
The crash of a German Airbus A320 in the French Alps dominates Wednesday's papers, with many speculating over the mystery of its final eight-minute descent.