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Major global businesses give £1.7bn per year to education, say researchers. But they are told that much more is needed.
Comedian Al Murray is to stand in his guise as The Pub Landlord against UKIP leader Nigel Farage at the general election.
Non-league Gainsborough Trinity are in discussions to sign I'm A Celebrity star Jake Quickenden.
When ringtones hit back: Listen to some examples of when politicians are interrupted by mobile phones.
Rising demand for gold is leading to the loss of tropical forests in South America, scientists warn.
Pace bowler Stuart Broad says England's current one-day batting line-up is the most powerful he has played with.
Director James Cameron says the Avatar sequel is to be delayed a year and will now be released in 2017.
Ryanair says it plans to start streaming movies and TV shows to passengers' tablets and smartphones within the coming months.
The Nigerian army repels an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants in the town of Biou in the north-eastern state of Borno.
An auction on the site, which runs until Friday, has gone from $5,000 to nearly $100,000 in a little more than a week.
More severe weather is on the way with gale force winds and rain bringing the risk of flooding, forecasters say.
A barman is charged with plotting to shoot or poison senior Republican John Boehner, because he says he was rude to him when he served him at a country club.
Five men suspected of involvement in the massacre at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, are arrested across the border in Afghanistan.
Two men are free climbing the Dawn Wall of Yosemite's El Capitan rock formation - how do they hold on to the smooth surface?
A schoolboy has to walk for an hour in pouring rain and freezing temperatures to get home after two bus drivers refused to accept a Scottish banknote.
The American space agency's Curiosity rover smashes up the latest rock it was trying to drill on Mars.
An NHS health chief from Norwich steps aside from his post to face a charge of assaulting his wife.
Medical company Randox announces 540 new jobs in one of the biggest expansion projects in its 30-year history.
Who's in the race for this year's Academy Awards?
Theresa May says "innocent lives will be put at risk" if her plans for more online data surveillance are not implemented.