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Monmouth MP David Davies denies a Conservative party rift amid claims someone close to the prime minister branded activists 'mad, swivel-eyed loons'.
Imran Khan, the leader of Pakistan's PTI party, is blaming one of his political rivals for the killing of PTI official Zahra Shahid Hussain.
The outgoing Bank of England governor warns a government plan to boost the housing market with part-mortgage guarantees has no long-term place.
Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt defends the company's tax affairs after it comes in for strong criticism from MPs.
Storm-chasers have captured footage showing tornadoes touching down in both Texas and Kansas.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urges Pyongyang to end its missile tests as a fourth short-range weapon is launched from North Korea's east coast.
Three teenagers are arrested on suspicion of supplying drugs after a 16-year-old girl dies in Warrington.
Governments have long used newspapers, posters and leaflets to try and influence what people think, but a new exhibition is showing that there could be much more to it.
A guitar played by John Lennon and George Harrison of the Beatles in 1967 fetches $408,000 (£269,000) at auction in New York.
Iranian officials say two men have been executed after they were convicted of spying for Israel and the US.
Two 19-year-old men are arrested following a collision between a suspected stolen motorcycle and a car in County Antrim, that has left a man seriously injured.
Colchester welterweight Lee Purdy goes seven rounds against champion Devon Alexander before his corner throw in the towel.
John Redwood MP has called for a 'new relationship' with Europe. He told Jeremy Vine that the British people should be able to vote on this new relationship.
Peter Robinson says the government will do all it can to ensure the North West 200 is a more flexible event in future after Saturday's racing was abandoned due to heavy rain.
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he will write new rules to tackle corporate tax avoidance if he wins the next election, even without international agreement.
Bonnie Tyler reflects on taking the UK to 19th place out of 26 countries at the Eurovision Song Contest, which was won by Denmark's Emmelie de Forest.
A couple are using their life savings to turn a derelict south Wales valleys cinema and bingo hall into a community theatre.
A ticket holder in Florida has won the largest Powerball jackpot in US history, more than $590m (£388m), lottery officials say.
Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones apologises to team-mate Glenn Whelan after smashing his car windscreen in a revenge act.
Major changes to social services could result in extra costs for taxpayers, health service and local government leaders warn.