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Leukaemia patients in Wales are offered the chance to get a new cancer drug free on the NHS.
Councillors face limits on the length of time they can serve, along with pay cuts, as plans for a radical shake-up of local government in Wales are unveiled.
There has been a huge increase in the number of drugs finds in Northern Ireland's only high-security jail over the past two years, the BBC has learned.
Rory McIlroy's court case against his former management agent is set to begin in the Irish High Court later.
A South Korean soldier who shot dead five of his comrades and injured seven others has been sentenced to death, Yonhap reports.
Huge swathes of the US have been hit by heavy snow fall after a powerful winter storm.
The top UN court is to rule on genocide cases Croatia and Serbia have filed against each other over the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s.
YouTube star Zoella will join A-listers like Michael Sheen, Dame Edna Everage and Joanna Lumley in a Comic Relief edition of The Great British Bake Off.
The government's strategy for combating alcohol abuse among UK armed forces personnel is ineffective, a leading psychiatrist says.
Police forces have uploaded up to 18 million "mugshots" to a facial recognition database, despite a court ruling it could be unlawful, Newsnight learns.
When the US provided free childcare
Australian PM Tony Abbott refuses to be drawn on reports he asked deputy Julie Bishop not to challenge him, amid ongoing leadership rumblings.
MPs say radical change is needed to make the NHS in England financially sustainable.
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cuts its key interest rate by 25 basis points to a record low of 2.25%.
The former American rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is charged with murder following a fatal hit-and-run incident.
What did we learn from the January transfer window? BBC Sport takes a look at the main themes to emerge from a month of deals.
MPs will decide later whether to allow the creation of babies in the UK using DNA from three people, in what could be a world first.
The Jesuit priests who are also astrophysicists
The US administration is considering whether to send defensive weapons to help the Ukraine government against pro-Russian rebels, US media says.
The debate over tuition fees has drowned out problems with student maintenance loans, says Sean Coughlan.