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Taxpayers financing £675m in loans to students at private colleges, new figures reveal
A kidnap gang who cut off a man's finger to get a £20,000 ransom are jailed.
MPs overwhelmingly reject a bid to suspend fracking for shale gas - but agree to Labour proposals to impose new conditions.
Tunisia and DR Congo both make it through to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals after they draw in Bata.
Holders Arsenal are drawn against Championship side Middlesbrough in the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has defended his role in the On The Runs scheme, after a man considered a chief murder suspect was mistakenly given an On the Run letter.
A man is charged with the murder of a 19-year-old man, who died in a machete attack outside a pub.
Spain's Defence Ministry says 10 people have died after an F-16 jet crashed at a military base.
Ten people have died after an F-16 fighter jet crashed at a military base in Spain, the country's Defence Ministry says.
Facebook has blocked a page which a Turkish court claimed was offensive to the Prophet Muhammad.
A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.
A High Court judge rules that a mistake by Companies House caused a 124-year-old south Wales company to go into administration.
Extreme weather linked to natural climate events over the Pacific Ocean will double as the world warms, according to climate modelling.
New high-speed video footage suggests that the classic chemistry explosion of an alkali metal in water is driven by positive charges repelling each other.
A trial involving France's richest woman has begun in Bordeaux with a revelation that one of the key defendants tried to commit suicide
Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, activists say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong says he would probably cheat again if he was in the same situation as he was during the 1990s.
Lance Armstrong is still fighting, but BBC sports editor Dan Roan sees how his fall from grace has taken an inevitable toll.
In his first TV interview for two years, Lance Armstrong discusses forgiveness, the future and for what he is and is not sorry.
Lance Armstrong says the time is coming when he should be forgiven, and tells the BBC he would do it again under the same circumstances.