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Avon and Somerset Police ask another force to examine its handling of the investigation into whether the former Liberal Party leader Jeremy Thorpe had ordered the murder of a former lover.
Japanese car giants Toyota and Nissan are recalling a total of 6.5 million cars around the world to replace potentially faulty airbag inflators made by Takata.
We all rely on electronic devices to remember factual information for us, so should students be allowed to use search engines in exams?
The Sunshine Ruby has become the world's most expensive coloured gemstone, selling for $30m (£19.1m) at auction.
More than 40 people have been killed and dozens injured in a gun attack on a bus carrying Shia Muslims in Karachi, reports say.
France's economy grew at its fastest rate in nearly two years in the three months to the end of March, official figures show.