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British Prime Minister David Cameron has defended his trade mission to China after criticism in the Chinese media.
The names of all nine people who died in Friday night's Glasgow helicopter crash have been released by police.
There are "no quick fixes" for turning the education system around in Wales, the education minister admits.
A Brazilian indigenous leader who starred in the land struggle film Birdwatchers has been murdered during a row with other tribe members.
A partially exploded pipe bomb has been found in Coleraine, County Londonderry.
Outline plans for 4,700 new houses and a larger Gypsy and traveller site are approved by Torfaen council, as it looks ahead to future housing needs.
For the first time in 40 years, a majority of Americans say the US plays a less important and powerful role in the world than it did a decade ago.
RBS customers tell BBC News that money paid into their accounts in the last few days has vanished.
Irish police colluded in the IRA murders of two senior Northern Ireland policemen, an inquiry has found.
French scientists say it is most likely that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat did not die of poisoning, according to leaks from their report.
Prince Harry has spent a third day trekking towards the South Pole. Before he set off, he seemed in good spirits on Friday as he spoke to a group of rowers who are also raising money for the Walking with the Wounded charity.
A Moscow court jails Bolshoi Ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko for six years over an acid attack on the company's artistic director.
The bodies of nine people who died in the Glasgow helicopter tragedy are released to their families.
Researchers have come up with a novel piece of wearable tech - a bra that can alert the wearer to their stress levels.
Searching for the real Don Bradman
Concern is growing for the mental health of Liu Xia, the wife of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.
A second criminal inquiry into the death of a patient at scandal-hit Stafford Hospital is under way, police reveal.
New Zealand's Kieran Read is named world player of the year as the All Blacks dominate the IRB awards.
At least 20 people have been killed in violence across Iraq, officials say, including a suicide bomb attack on a government compound in Tarmiya.
Ronnie O'Sullivan, Ding Junhui and Neil Robertson all advance into the fourth round of the UK Championship in York.