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The driver of the Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night had called himself a safety advocate.
Health bosses in north Wales publish an action plan in a bid to improve a GP out-of-hours service following a critical report.
Sir Bradley Wiggins has won the Tour de France and Olympic gold, so why is he tackling cars on the A63 near for £50?
What's the world's favourite colour?
A host of woolly flora and fauna has taken up residence and transformed a Cumbrian woodland.
Thousands of World of Warcraft accounts have been shut down by Blizzard as it moves to stop people using 'bots' to play the game
Low oil prices and weak spending force the Russian economy to shrink in the first quarter.
A former MEP is convicted of claiming almost £500,000 in false European Parliament expenses.
A bacterial infection that can cause potentially deadly illnesses has broken out at Harland and Wolff shipyards in Belfast, the Public Health Agency says.
Luxembourg's PM Xavier Bettel becomes the first serving EU leader - and second leader in the world - to marry a same-sex partner.
Two Libyan cadets are found guilty of raping a man in Cambridge while they were training at Bassingbourn Barracks.
Is the US president really an elected monarch?
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Fifa chief Sepp Blatter acknowledges an FBI investigation into alleged football corruption, but says he will visit the US.
Woody Allen says the new TV series he is creating for Amazon "could be a cosmic embarrassment".
Hull midfielder Jake Livermore is suspended by the club but no official reason is given for the sanction.
England rugby player Manu Tuilagi will not play in this year's World Cup after admitting assaulting a police officer, head coach Stuart Lancaster says.
A DNA profile matching the man accused of murdering Kevin "Gerbil" Carroll was found on a carrier bag in which a gun was discovered, a court hears.
Indonesia is being urged to stop so-called virginity tests for female military recruits, but why are they doing them and who else does?