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The BBC understands that Nobel-winning structural biologist Venki Ramakrishnan is set to become the next president of the Royal Society.
George Osborne outlines his vision for building a "northern powerhouse" in his final budget ahead of the general election.
The European Commission lays out plans to clamp down on so-called sweetheart tax deals between governments and multinational corporations.
A Missouri death row inmate is executed despite legal appeals that he had a diminished mental capacity because of a brain injury.
Bomb disposal officers are called to a security alert in the grounds of a Catholic church in Coalisland, County Tyrone.
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An operation to lift a 27-tonne frame on to the roof of Winchester Cathedral is under way.
Severn Bridge tolls for cars and vans will be cut to £5.40 in 2018, the chancellor announces in his Budget speech.
Companies that move their profits overseas to avoid tax will be subject to a "diverted profits tax" from next month, the chancellor has said.
Chancellor George Osborne has reduced the amount of Budget surplus he is aiming for by the end of the next parliament.
Europe will not be mounting a sample-return mission to an asteroid, having rejected the MarcoPolo concept at the third time of asking.
Chancellor George Osborne announces major changes to the North Sea tax regime, in response to difficulties facing the UK oil and gas sector.
Police in France raided Uber's offices on Monday and nearly 30 people connected to the company were charged with running an illegal firm in South Korea
Chancellor George Osborne says more power is being given to Wales, backing a tidal lagoon project for Swansea and a city region deal for Cardiff in his Budget speech.
A Roman Catholic priest is suspended from his North Lanarkshire parish amid a police investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse.
England batsman Alastair Cook criticises the selectors for dropping him as one-day captain ahead of the cricket World Cup.
Prince Harry reveals he will join wounded service personnel for part of a 1,000-mile trek around the UK later this year.
The UK government is to establish the largest marine reserve in the world around the Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.
As aid begins to trickle into remote islands of Vanuatu authorities in the Pacific nation of Vanuatu, some have still received no assistance, as Jon Donnison reports from Tanna.