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More than 140 families voice fresh concerns about how the NHS ombudsman in England handles patients' complaints, week after a report raised the alarm.
Is the oil industry at a turning point?
A third of NHS contracts in England have been awarded to private sector providers since the Health and Social Care Act came into force, an investigation has found.
Train travellers will once again face delays and cancellations because of engineering work on some of the country's biggest lines over Christmas.
US Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a $1.1tn (£701.6bn) spending bill ahead of a looming Thursday evening deadline.
Kenya calls an Al-Jazeera report alleging the use of extrajudicial killings "scandalous" and says it will investigate its makers.
Millions of energy customers who have money left in old accounts are being given further encouragement to reclaim it by the energy industry.
Anger at Irish water charges surges online
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits his team has not been good enough after a failed Champions League campaign.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the 9/11 memorial and museum on the final day of their visit to New York and Washington.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was taken to hospital with fractures to his lower back after a two-vehicle crash.
Following the release of a report on CIA interrogation techniques in the years after the 9/11 attacks, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron said it was important to be clear that torture is wrong.
Editor Aamer Ahmed Khan explains how the BBC Urdu service first gave a public voice to Malala Yousafzai.
Previous generations had sit-ins. When did it change?
Australia captain Michael Clarke has had treatment on his back and hopes to be able to play on in the Test against India.
The largest US city to go broke will officially exit bankruptcy on Wednesday, according to a letter from its emergency manager.
Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanov reveals that he bought US scientist James Watson's Nobel Prize gold medal in order to return it to him.
A Korean Air executive who delayed a plane because she was angry with the way she had been served nuts by an air steward has resigned, the airline says.
UKIP activist Natasha Bolter says party boss Roger Bird was "lying" when he said they had a relationship, after he released text messages which he said proved it.
Communities should know where a child rapist is living, says a children's charity after a judge ruled it was unlawful to keep him in prison.