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A new law enforcing unbranded packaging for cigarettes could be introduced if a review confirms that the measure would discourage smoking.
Teenagers were among 21 female pro-Morsi demonstrators jailed for 11 years in Egypt.
A new art gallery is opening in the headquarters of the former Tetley brewery in Leeds.
Michael Phelps can challenge for 2016 Olympic medals if he returns to the pool, says his long-term coach Bob Bowman.
Northern Ireland's economy is set to grow at its fastest rate since 2007, but households will struggle to see the benefits, according to a new survey.
The size of some of the large cups that Coca-Cola is sold in "needs to change", the company's Europe president has said.
Claims of a football result-rigging scandal, the debate over migration and London Mayor Boris Johnson's views on equality make the headlines
Police in Arizona say three sisters were held captive in filthy conditions for up to two years by their mother and stepfather in the city of Tucson.
Body piercings are used to control wheelchairs and computers in a move scientists believe could transform the way people interact with the world after paralysis.
The man who led the public inquiry into the Stafford Hospital scandal is to become president of the Patients Association, promising to do all he can to rid the NHS of bad care.
Honduras' electoral commission officially declares the conservative ruling party candidate Juan Hernandez winner of Sunday's presidential poll.
How Saving Mr Banks shows another side to the Disney founder
A new book explores how animals both large and small, wild and domestic, mourn following a loss.
The Enfield 8000 was a pioneering electric car, the first to be mass-produced in the UK.
Parliament's scrutiny of European issues and laws emanating from Brussels should be overhauled to ensure greater accountability, MPs urge.