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MPs are considering Lords' amendments to the Financial Services Bill.
Patients in Wales wait longer on average than others in the UK to be transferred to A&E departments from an ambulance, new figures show.
The final part of an epic dictionary of medieval Latin is to be published this week, bringing to a close a project initiated one hundred years ago.
A mother tried to bribe a teacher into casting her daughter as Mary in the school play.
Kiev no longer has a monument Lenin, but there are plenty elsewhere - including some where you'd least expect to find them.
Would-be women engineers will get extra financial support next year under a new government scheme in England.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Franck Ribery and Lionel Messi are named on the final shortlist for the 2013 Ballon d'Or.
Only 7% of British films are profitable - but does it matter?
Facebook develops a "sympathise" button that users could click instead of the "like" button.
Richard Haass says there is "a sense of urgency" in talks aimed at resolving disputes over flags, parades and the legacy of the Troubles.
A heart-shaped island, a huge picture of a child's face and a portrait of Italy's Mount Vesuvius are among the images shortlisted in a contest to decide the year's best picture from space.
The first funerals take place for Clutha bar customers who died in the Glasgow helicopter crash.
Meet the woman with the biggest Instagram account in Arab world
Ukrainian riot police are taking up positions near Kiev's City Hall, where thousands of anti-government protesters have set up barricades.
It's a century since the man who stole the Mona Lisa was caught. The theft helped make it the world's most famous painting.
The BBC's Jonathan Head describes the scene at a protest rally in the Thai capital Bangkok, as the BBC's aerial camera captures the view from above.
European 800m champion Lynsey Sharp is still waiting for her gold medal - six months after being awarded it.
North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb appeals to people in the East to give financial help to those affected by last week's storm surge.
Alcohol is still killing the equivalent of 20 people a week in Scotland despite a fall in booze-related deaths, it has been warned.
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