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Why Australia's Eurovision entry isn't as strange as it seems
A convicted paedophile had access to a five-year-old girl despite social services knowing about his history, it emerges.
Find out how the crisis in Ukraine has spread since November 2013, from anti-government protests in Kiev to a pro-Russian insurgency in Crimea and eastern regions.
Police Taser a man carrying two knives following a disturbance outside a primary school in Manchester.
EU finance ministers fall well short of an agreement on the Greek bailout but there may still be room for compromise.
Dealing with acute social problems affecting children and young people in England and Wales costs £17bn a year of public money, suggests research.
The film version of erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey has its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in Germany.
A metro transport network and faster broadband are top of the shopping list for the new Cardiff Capital Region.
The world's second biggest miner, Rio Tinto, announces a $2bn share buyback despite profits being hit by falling commodity prices.
A former executive of Korean Air is sentenced to one year in prison for breaking aviation law after forcing a plane back in a row over nuts.
The UK government should have known HSBC was helping wealthy clients evade tax as far back as 2010, the whistleblower at the centre of the story says.
Hywel Griffith reports on a new generation of smart cameras which can can sense and even predict outbreaks of violence.
England captain Eoin Morgan says his team will not be intimidated by tournament favourites Australia in the World Cup opener.
The award-winning American war reporter Bob Simon has died in a car crash in New York, his network says.
For 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon America got a glimpse of life under the iron fist of Francis Underwood.
Russia is imposing "unacceptable" conditions, says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during a break from marathon peace talks in Minsk.
What last night's talks between Greece and the Eurogroup showed was a collapse in trust between them: so is there a way to save this marriage and keep Greece in the euro?
A 25-year-old man from Caerphilly county is expected to fly home after being freed from a notorious Indonesian jail.
Controversial Channel 4 documentary series Benefits Street is shortlisted for an award by the Broadcasting Press Guild.
Police and Crime Commissioner says Dyfed Powys Police is expecting cuts of up to £10m from the UK government in the next five years.