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People in Scotland may be spending thousands of pounds on nursing home care when the NHS should be footing the bill.
Seventy-five years ago in Fascist Italy, a group of gay men were labelled "degenerate", expelled from their homes and interned on one of the Tremiti islands.
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HM Revenue and Customs should "fully investigate" Google after information from whistleblowers "undermined" the firm's defence of its tax arrangements, MPs say.
Gifted but temperamental Australian batsman David Warner needs to grow up to fulfil his potential, says commentator Jim Maxwell
Facebook is adding support for clickable hashtags to help users keep track of popular topics on the network, a move experts say may boost ad sales.
UK and US citizens should be confident their intelligence agencies operate within the law, the foreign secretary says after talks in Washington with his American counterpart John Kerry.
The 113th US Open gets under way at Merion near Philadelphia on Thursday with thunderstorms and high winds forecast to hamper the first round.
Diplomatic efforts will be intensified amid reports that the Syrian regime is planning new assaults on opposition forces, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
The first images of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika since he went to Paris in April to be treated for a mini-stroke are broadcast on TV.
A person dies after being hit by a train in Lurgan, County Armagh.
London Irish wing Marland Yarde is set to make his Test debut as England seek a 2-0 series victory over Argentina on Saturday.
RBS chief executive Stephen Hester is to step down later this year with 12 months' pay and benefits worth £1.6m.
Edward Snowden, the ex-CIA employee who leaked secret US surveillance details, vows in an interview to fight any bid to extradite him from Hong Kong.
A 14-year-old schoolgirl, who has not been seen since Monday, is believed to be with a 35-year-old man, police say.
Protesters are again filing into Istanbul's Taksim Square, after a night of violent clashes with police, and they are refusing to leave the nearby Gezi Park.
More than 200 flights in and out of the UK have been cancelled because of a two-day strike by French air traffic controllers.
The right of police and crime commissioners to sack chief constables is defended by Welsh Secretary David Jones after Gwent's top officer was forced out.