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There has been a rise of 23% in personal debt in the last year across Wales, according to a charity.
Tax on property sales could be changed again as a consultation is launched on the future for stamp duty in Wales.
Stormont's controversial welfare reform legislation is due to be debated by MLAs on Tuesday.
A mobile app to be launched in UK will allow parents to monitor remotely all the online activity of their children.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denies dropping "indiscriminate weapons" such as barrel bombs on rebel-held areas, following the uprising against his rule.
Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad tells the BBC his government receives messages via third parties from the US-led coalition against Islamic State.
The Prince of Wales is to formally meet Saudi Arabia's new King, amid calls from human rights groups to raise humanitarian concerns in the country.
Impact of flooding on Somerset families
Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda will buy Swiss sports marketing firm Infront Sports & Media with a group of investors for $1.19bn (£780m).
Government spending on research and innovation needs to be doubled to stop the UK falling behind other countries, say science leaders.
A committee which polices the conduct of MPs should have more non-politicians on it to boost its independence, a report says.
MPs question the government's ability to attract £600m in private sector investment for flood defence schemes in England.
People who have been prescribed powerful anxiety or pain relief drugs are being warned about a new drug-driving law.
Imprisoning young offenders may make it more likely that they will go on to commit sex offences, a study by the Howard League finds.
Christians in Iraq "do not have much time left" without direct military action on the ground, the Archbishop of Irbil tells UK peers and MPs.
Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine say they have encircled the key town of Debaltseve - but Ukraine says its troops are still fighting along a supply road.
An investigation continues after a tipper truck crash on a steep hill in Bath left a child and three adults dead.
A Hong Kong woman is found guilty of severely abusing an Indonesian maid in a high-profile case that drew global attention.
David Cameron is to urge business leaders to give workers a pay rise, while the head of the British Chambers of Commerce will use its conference to call for an EU referendum in 2016.
Chinese markets rose on Tuesday, as investors ignored data that showed consumer inflation hitting a five-year low in January.