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Inspectors say a major young offenders institution is suffering "unpredictable and reckless" violence while prison officers warn about cuts.
Angela Merkel and David Cameron are friends - but German support can only go so far, says Sir Stephen Wall.
The Scottish Parliament is to begin scrutinising plans to give terminally ill people the legal right to assisted suicide.
The Marx Brothers' enduring appeal
The Paris attacks were a grim reminder that anti-Semitism appears to be on the rise in Europe, says Caroline Wyatt.
Why can't the UK build 240,000 houses a year?
Mombasa's chicken farmers and restaurants battle avian invasion
England's James Anderson says he does not know how bowling again will feel after the death of batsman Phillip Hughes.
Fears that the life expectancy of thousands of cancer patients could be affected by spending curbs feature in Tuesday's papers. And there's news of a train service that was late for an entire year.
BBC Sport takes a look at the surprising and quirky elements of the Ballon d'Or as Cristiano Ronaldo is crowned winner.
Were the headlines wrong to suggest most cancer is bad luck?
With the cost of crude oil falling, how low will petrol prices go?
Why tennis technology can only go so far
How much advantage can new technology give to players in tennis, a sport where skill and tenacity count for so much.
Car firms take on the tech giants
The £500 deposit required to stand in a general election should be scrapped as it is an "unreasonable" barrier for potential candidates, the Electoral Commission says.
Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West (Pegida) have marched through Dresden.
A cross-party group of MPs calls for a Commons debate so they can push for publication of the long-awaited inquiry into the Iraq war.
Eating-machines enjoying a US smorgasbord of invasive plants
China's most popular television drama has been re-edited to get rid of the plunging necklines featured in the show.