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The highest paid university chief in the UK received a £623,000 salary and benefits package, new figures reveal.
A whistle-blower says he was "harassed, threatened, undermined and belittled" after complaining about land deals overseen by Corby Borough Council.
US retail giant Target plans to cut several thousand jobs as it tries to slash $2bn (£1.3bn) in costs over the next two years.
After the murder of a young Turkish woman generates massive protests, four expert witnesses discuss whether life is getting worse for women under President Erdogan.
The killing of Boris Nemtsov adds to the growing sense of unease about dark undercurrents in Russian politics, says Bridget Kendall.
Islamist militants have seized two oil fields in central Libya, officials say, as rival factions reportedly carry out air strikes.
Australia's economy grew 2.5% in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, marking its slowest pace of annual growth last year.
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The Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned that a government scheme to keep the lights on could lead to unnecessarily high energy costs.
Plans for a new identity database will be debated in the Scottish Parliament amid civil liberty concerns.
Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood says his side are "still alive" in the relegation battle after beating West Brom.
The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a China-flagged ship on its way to Cuba with military material on board and no legal papers.
Sony unveils an upgraded version of its PlayStation virtual reality helmet, which it says will go on sale in the first half of 2016.
The government's financial management of Kew Gardens is a "recipe for failure", a Select Committee report warns.
While university leaders want to keep £9,000 fees, a lecturers' union survey shows that vice-chancellors are earning up to £623,000 per year.
Adults catch real flu about once every five years, while children get it every other year, scientists calculate, based on a field study in China.
Just one in seven councils in the UK is paying a "fair" price for home care for the elderly, according to a survey.