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David Cameron's comment that he would not serve a third term as prime minister, should the Conservatives remain in power after May, creates a splash.
Researchers for the British Medical Journal say further investigation is necessary to identify the origin of Alabama rot, which is believed to have killed 30 English dogs.
Utah will resume the use of firing squads to carry out the death penalty when lethal injections drugs are not available.
Japan's economic slowdown is making its latest generation of pessimistic jobseekers even more cautious about working abroad, reports Mariko Oi.
The capability of the latest intelligent robots is forcing us to address how far we want these machines integrated into our lives and the sort of "human" relationship we'll have with them.
MEP and general election candidate Janice Atkinson is expelled by UKIP for "bringing the party into disrepute".
David Shukman looks at work being done at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics, as the government pushes for more investment and co-operation in the field.
Could education overhaul revive nation's depressed economy?
Paris has imposed drastic measures on drivers to cut pollution and according to the city authorities, they are working.
The Duke of York surprised business leaders by singing happy birthday to his daughter Princess Eugenie at a conference.
A New Orleans judge has said Robert Durst, the millionaire awaiting extradition to Los Angles to stand trial on a murder charge, is a danger to others and a flight risk.
A woman is found guilty of stalking anti-child abuse campaigner Shy Keenan and "bombarding" her with insulting Twitter messages.
Charlottesville, Virginia, police have said an investigation has produced no evidence a gang rape portrayed in a Rolling Stone article occurred.
Taking money out of Europe's research budget for a special economic stimulus plan will end up boosting science, claims Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas.
The prime minister gives an exclusive and wide-ranging interview to James Landale.
World number three Rafael Nadal will play at the Aegon Championships at Queen's for the first time since 2011.
A paramedic shopped in Marks and Spencer while an elderly patient with blood poisoning waited in an ambulance, a panel hears.
A 'lack of clarity around future budgets' is hampering the PSNI's ability to improve policing, the deputy chief constable says
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says sorry for warning "the Arabs are voting in droves" during election campaign.
Nigerian billionaire Tony Elumelu says he will fund 1,000 budding African entrepreneurs as part of a $100m (£670,000) initiative to boost the continent's private sector.