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Tests fail to identify remains police thought could have been from the body of a woman missing for 37 years.
Kevin Pietersen's return to the England team would be "untenable", says former one-day captain Adam Hollioake.
Omar Trevino Morales, the leader of Mexico's Zetas drugs cartel and one of the country's most wanted men, has been captured, security officials say.
A British Open Championship venue lifts its ban on female memberships for the first time in its 128-year history.
The BBC looks at Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australians facing execution in Indonesia for drug smuggling.
There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.
The chief executive of transport firm Translink warns it could go out of existence unless it increases fares again or makes cuts to services.
Police chiefs win a court battle against a Brighton campaigner fighting to have his details removed from an extremism database.
The jury in a murder trial has been played a 999 call of the victim's partner begging for help after a masked man shot her boyfriend.
A documentary by a British film-maker on the 2012 gang rape and murder of a female student in Delhi kicks up a storm in India.
The hot topic at a major US conference is materials that can be designed with surprising properties, from programmable rubber to springy ceramics.
China rejects President Obama's criticism of its attempt to make companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys.
Iraqi soldiers and Shia militiamen are seeking to surround Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, on the third day of an operation to retake the city.
Up to 200 people are protesting outside the Senedd in Cardiff over changes to services at Withybush Hospital.
Parents of summer-born children are being told they could miss a year of secondary school if they delay their start at primary, MPs are told.
Reports of fake law firms have increased by 125% in the last two years, according to figures from the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The cost of cleaning up the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria has increased by £5bn to £53bn, says the National Audit Office.
China's defence budget is set to rise by about 10% in 2015 - here's a quick look at where that places it in the ranks of the world's biggest military spenders.
Military budget boost comes with shake-up
Eurozone retail sales rose for a fourth consecutive month in January, official figures show, indicating the zone's economy may be picking up.