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Games of Thrones' real-world parallels
The clusters of friends being drawn to jihad in Syria and Iraq
What to expect when you're electing
The desk where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations is finally on public display thanks to a £780,000 grant.
Police investigate alleged death threats against BBC director general Tony Hall, reportedly made after Jeremy Clarkson was dropped from Top Gear.
Rebel fighters in Syria are reported to have captured most of the northern city of Idlib, as Alan Johnston reports
Scottish retailers call for a "fundamental review" of business rates, ahead of a 2% rise which is due to come into effect on Wednesday.
Landmarks across the globe have been switching off their lights as part of WWF's Earth Hour, as Alice Baxter reports
The new ScotRail franchise will offer free rail travel to interviews for jobseekers, amongst other passenger benefits announced.
A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.
The Bolivian women knitting a high-tech medical device
An agreement is reached with the drug manufacturer GSK to provide a vaccine for meningitis B for all babies in the UK, the health secretary says.
Trends of the week in 60 seconds
Some papers once again focus on revelations about the Germanwings co-pilot who is believed to have brought down an airliner over the French Alps on Tuesday.
Yearning for San Francisco from Mexico's Yucatan
An army of Bolivian knitters is helping to save children with a hole in the heart.
International observers are in Ukraine to observe a ceasefire, but they say they do not have access to all border crossings.
Tactically astute, brilliant from Bale - why Wales' win in Israel is one of their best results of recent times.
The name admired by presidents and warlords
The six second solo that's been copied in 1,500 songs