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Nick Clegg is to reaffirm his party's opposition to what critics have dubbed a "snoopers' charter", in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Divers have retrieved the cockpit voice recorder from AirAsia flight QZ8501, say officials, the next step in determining why it crashed.
China's December trade figures have beaten expectations with exports up 9.9% and imports down 2.3% from a year earlier.
This week's edition of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo will show a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad with a "Je suis Charlie" sign.
Bus drivers in London are taking industrial action campaigning for a single agreement covering pay and conditions for drivers on more than 670 routes in the city.
A group claiming to back Islamic State has hacked US Central Command's Twitter and YouTube accounts.
American terrorism commentator Steven Emerson has told the BBC he made an "inexcusable error" describing Birmingham as a "Muslim-only city".
The cost of creating places for the 880,000 extra pupils predicted in England's schools over the next decade could push schools to breaking point, say council leaders.
Pope Francis is due to arrive in Sri Lanka for the start of a six-day Asian visit which is expected draw huge crowds of worshippers.
Shares in Tokyo led Asian markets down in early trade on Tuesday after US shares closed lower as investors reacted to further falls in the price of oil.
Computers can be better at predicting our personality than friends and family, an experiment with tens of thousands of volunteers suggests.
Regular and lengthy naps are the key to memory and learning in early life, say scientists.
Mexican authorities are to try the wife of the former mayor of the Mexican town where 43 students disappeared on suspicion of involvement in organised crime.
Violence in prisons is increasing, with gang culture, drug use and a lack of staff among the reasons, says Danny Shaw.
Inspectors say a major young offenders institution is suffering "unpredictable and reckless" violence while prison officers warn about cuts.
Angela Merkel and David Cameron are friends - but German support can only go so far, says Sir Stephen Wall.
The Scottish Parliament is to begin scrutinising plans to give terminally ill people the legal right to assisted suicide.
The Marx Brothers' enduring appeal
The Paris attacks were a grim reminder that anti-Semitism appears to be on the rise in Europe, says Caroline Wyatt.
Why can't the UK build 240,000 houses a year?