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Votes can now be cast in an online poll to choose what could become Britain's first national bird.
The parents of a so-called "jihadi bride" from Scotland say their daughter denies recruiting three London girls to the cause of Islamic State.
A man suspected of murdering a woman in a Cardiff hotel room on New Year's Eve is to be extradited at the end of the month.
The Quartet's Middle East envoy Tony Blair could never bring peace to the region, writes the BBC's Paul Adams.
A long-running tribute to late fantasy author Terry Pratchett is being staged with the help of some of the web's servers
This season, the US city saw more snowfall than any winter since 1872, when records were first kept.
After years of violence in north-east Nigeria, military forces from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger have been taking back towns lost to Boko Haram, the BBC's Tomi Oladipo reports.
Labour leader Ed Miliband rules out a coalition with the SNP, saying there are "big differences" between the parties.
Venezuelan opposition politicians slam a new law which grants President Nicolas Maduro the power to govern by decree until 31 December.
A man who threatened to kill an MP and planted a hoax bomb at her Belfast office is jailed for 18 months.
Courier firm Yodel, the second -biggest courier in the UK, faces criticism for delivery failures over Mother's Day flowers.
Wales "open" to a call from prop Adam Jones after Samson Lee's Six Nations injury, with a view to the former returning.
Blackberry-owned company Secusmart has shown off a secure tablet in collaboration with Samsung and IBM.
Robert Durst's arrest for murder brings into focus a life punctuated by sometimes horrific, sometimes bizarre, incidents.
Thousands of people in Crimea are celebrating the anniversary of the Russian annexation that took place last spring.
Police condemn onlookers who shouted "Jump!" to a man they were trying to talk down from a tall building.
The wife of Burundi opposition politician Agathon Rwasa has been shot and wounded in the capital amid rising tensions ahead of elections.
The internal BBC investigation into Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson's suspension from the programme gets under way.
A further UK healthcare worker has been flown back to the UK after suspected contact with Ebola.
A law degree drop-out is jailed for life for battering a stranger's head with a brick while high on a synthetic drug.