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Musician and producer Will.i.am talks to BBC Breakfast about why he is so committed to mentoring the artists signed to his record label
Thai protesters enter government headquarters after police ease tensions by removing barricades, but campaign leader says protests to continue.
UK education needs to compete better
Scotland scores ahead other UK countries in core school subjects, according to a major world study.
The ex-governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, is charged with links to the Gulf drug cartel by US prosecutors.
London Broncos will enter administration on Tuesday unless a deal is struck to save the Super League club.
Staff at UK universities are staging a second one-day national strike after employers refused to improve their pay offer.
A technical problem that left hundreds of thousands of Ulster Bank customers across Ireland without access to their money has been resolved, the bank has said.
England captain Alastair Cook and fast bowler James Anderson are on a six-man shortlist for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award.
An actress who starred with Ricky Gervais in The Office has decided to speak out about her experiences of childhood sex abuse in a bid to help others.
Rita Ora confirms that she will play the role of Mia in the film adaptation of EL James' book series.
Wales will learn how its education ranks alongside other nations as the Pisa international league tables are revealed, with widespread expectation of a disappointing performance.
The British prime minister David Cameron is Shanghai on the second day of a tour of China.
Police ease tensions by removing barricades
Dave Lewis, head of security at Everton FC, explains why the club is cracking down on people who throw flares at football matches.
A massive power cut plunges the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, and several other cities into darkness on Monday evening.
A mother who says her family is living a "nightmare" since her son was killed by a drink-driver is helping police launch a Christmas crackdown.
The newly-crowned world memory champion has undertaken an unusual test of his skills - memorising the end credits of Newsnight in seven minutes.
British taekwondo rivals Lutalo Muhammad & Aaron Cook are keen to fight each other at the Manchester Grand Prix.
A train which crashed in New York City on Sunday was going 82mph (132 km/h) in a 30mph zone when it ran off the rails, investigators have revealed.