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A cull of 6,000 ducks is due to start following a confirmed case of bird flu at a breeding farm in East Yorkshire.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is widely expected to call an early election on Tuesday to seek public backing for a delay in tax increases.
A man who shot dead BBC cameraman Simon Cumbers in Saudi Arabia 10 years ago has been sentenced to death.
Schools should bring back overseas exchange trips to boost language learning and give pupils a taste of life abroad, says the British Council.
The funding system of tuition fees and student loans for England's universities is not financially sustainable in the long term, says an independent commission.
Labour will recruit an extra 1,000 UK border guards if it wins the general election, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper is to say.
A volcano in Iceland has produced a river of molten rock that could cover the entire island of Manhattan in the United States.
American mass murderer Charles Manson, 80, has reportedly been granted a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison.
A Muslim convert who has been stripped of his British citizenship due to alleged extremism says he has been left stateless and appeals to the Supreme Court.
More than a quarter of sexual offences, and almost one in five of all reported crimes, are not being recorded in England and Wales because of "indefensible" failings by police, a report says.
Hong Kong bailiffs are clearing out part of a protest site near government offices after a high court decision last week authorising the move.
The Indonesian government has increased subsidised fuel prices by over 30% in an attempt to save the economy more than $8bn (£5bn) in 2015.
Alex Salmond will address parliament for the last time as first minister before standing down from the job.
The family of a British surgeon killed in a Syrian prison plan to take the case to the International Criminal Court.
The need for smooth and orderly transfers of power in Saudi Arabia has become more crucial than ever - but who will inherit the kingdom in the coming years is a thorny issue yet to be resolved, says Gerald Butt.
The question how severe is the threat to the UK posed by so-called Islamic State is really difficult to answer, says Dominic Casciani.
Vaccinating a remote community in DR Congo
Australia and India pledge to push for a major free trade deal, as India's PM Narendra Modi makes a historic speech to parliament in Canberra.
Is violence more common in gay relationships?
Vulnerable prisoners at a problem jail in Worcestershire are resorting to self-harm to address basic issues, according to inspectors.