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A woman on a mission to save every pig in Italy
Children in care 'get a raw deal' and the government is not doing enough to help them, MPs have said in a report.
How do you unpack the world's largest ship?
When people in their 50s stay on in the workforce, it creates more, not fewer, jobs for younger people - according to a government-backed report.
MPs are expected to approve the introduction of standardised packaging for cigarettes later.
The UK's top financial regulator is urged to review a compensation scheme it set up for small firms who were victims of mis-selling by banks.
Emergency plan to help teach Syria’s refugees
Argentine officials are investigating the helicopter collision that killed eight French nationals, including sports stars, and both Argentine pilots.
Inflation targeting is now 25 years old, and while there are challenges to central banks' 'inflation targeting consensus', so far it has survived.
An experimental cancer drug has been fast-tracked to NHS patients under a new government scheme in England.
On this day a century ago nearly 200 crew died in a World War One maritime disaster off the coast of Galloway.
The future of the huge coal-fired power station at Longannet in Fife will come under scrutiny at Holyrood later.
In March 1998, Adem Jashari, leader of the Kosovo Liberation Army, was killed by Serb police along with 50 members of his extended family.
A former soldier who has early-onset Alzheimer's disease is raising money to research the condition that has devastated his family.
How to get more from your pension pot
Italy's highest court confirms former leader Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal on charges of abuse of office and paying for sex with an underage prostitute.
US senators circumvent process of negotiating with foreign leaders - and reveal their own shaky grounding in the law.
Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has vowed to draw up a new five-year plan to speed up the rebuilding of the area of Fukushima after the tsunami disaster four years ago.
Brazil's ruling party received kickbacks from state-owned oil company Petrobras, a former executive tells a congressional hearing.
The BBC's suspension of Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson after a "fracas" with a producer is the day's main story.