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The European Parliament rejects Hungary's EU commissioner-designate as unsuitable for the education and culture post.
A Welsh teaching union raises concerns that annual reading and numeracy tests are undermining the confidence of pupils.
Geoffrey Holder, the Tony-winning actor, dancer and choreographer known to millions as Baron Samedi in Bond movie Live and Let Die, dies in New York at the age of 84.
How patients' relatives search in vain for treatment
Can four felines live happily under the same roof?
Computer code that can turn almost any device that connects via USB into a cyber-attack platform has been shared online.
Jules Bianchi's condition is described as "critical but stable" by the FIA following his crash in the Japanese Grand Prix.
Somali government and African Union forces have taken full control of the last port city held by militant Islamists, officials say.
Why are Western women joining Islamic State?
Alistair Magowan asks if the number of knee injuries are down to wider hips, synthetic pitches and too many games.
Deciding school admissions on distance from home means giving an unfair advantage to wealthy families, say researchers
Experts examining a shipwreck off Haiti have ruled out the possibility that it is Christopher Columbus's flagship, the Santa Maria, which sank in 1492.
Street photographs by Kate Hooper
A man, who killed five people in 1978, has admitted possessing firearms and making an improvised explosive device.
Reports that UK jihadists were involved in a prisoner swap between Islamic State (IS) and Turkey are 'credible', Whitehall officials have told the BBC.
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