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The US describes Saturday's deadly knife attack in China's Kunming as "an act of terrorism", amid Chinese criticism of double standards.
Irish bookmaker Paddy Power sees a record pre-tax profit in 2013, despite an "exceptional run of punter-friendly sports results".
Imposing sanctions on Russia would not be cheap or painless
Labour's Chuka Umunna warns against a policy of "permanent austerity" and promises a "balanced" economic recovery.
Lawyers for South African athlete Oscar Pistorius question a neighbour who told his murder trial she heard a woman's "terrible screams" and shots.
Belfast City Council defers outsourcing the operation of its leisure centres and gives trade unions six weeks and £10,000 to find an alternative plan.
Fishermen left counting the cost after recent storms damaged or destroyed gear are having equipment repaired or replaced by the Welsh government.
Having a hangover does not influence when a drinker will have their next tipple, public health researchers discover.
Professor Jean-Michel Claverie discusses news that an ancient virus has come back to life after lying dormant for at least 30,000 years.
US President Barack Obama warns that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu must make "tough decisions" to advance peace talks with the Palestinians.
Gloucester agree a deal to sign Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw from Edinburgh for next season.
Indonesia says it could review Schapelle Corby's parole, after Australian media broadcast a documentary about the convicted drug trafficker.
Nearly one in five patients in England admits they have misused A&E at some point, a survey by patient watchdog Healthwatch England suggests.
Ukraine's ousted president asked Moscow for military help to protect civilians, Russia's UN envoy tells the Security Council.
Poorly performing teachers in Wales can take too long to sack, a BBC investigation finds.
With 100 days to go before the World Cup begins in Brazil and the clock ticking, Tim Vickery looks at issues affecting the hosts.
As people in Scotland prepare to decide whether or not they want independence by leaving the United Kingdom, Julie Peacock reports on some of the issues concerning Scots - including the status of their country on the sporting field.
Mother-of-three Lynne Keeble describes how she was forced to give up her job because of the cost of childcare.
Construction begins on Tuesday at the site of a performing arts training centre in Bangor.
Three universities which research brain tumours are named as centres of excellence and will each receive £1m a year.