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Ireland returns to markets after tough medicine, says Gavin Hewitt
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's office hits back at ex-leader Olusegun Obasanjo for a "provocative" letter condemning his leadership and telling him not to seek re-election.
The most vulnerable students will be hit hardest by plans to cut funding for 18-year-olds in full time education, say school and college leaders.
The Great British Bake off's Mary Berry judges the baking abilities of BBC Breakfast's Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin
A specialist food crime unit should be set up in the UK in the wake of the horsemeat scandal, a government-commissioned review has recommended.
Former astronaut Chris Hadfield describes how seeing the earth from space changed his view on the world.
Rwanda refused a formal request to help a British police investigation into genocide suspects living in the UK, the BBC has learned.
Average earnings in the UK have risen by less than the rate of inflation for the fifth year running, according to the Office for National Statistics.
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych still intends to sign an EU deal, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says, as protests continue in Kiev.
The media may use the term "match-fixing", but as Ed Hawkins explains, football's recent cases are not quite that "spicy"
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No Scottish health board has met a new government target for all outpatients to receive their first appointment within 12 weeks of referral.
A drink driver who killed a friend in a fatal crash then tried to blame the victim is jailed for eight years.
The BBC's Ben Ando speaks to patients and a pharmacy worker outside a doctor's surgery in Nottingham where maggots were found, as a report by the Care Quality Commission finds that one in three of more than 900 GP surgeries in England is failing to meet basic standards.
Blockbuster, the DVD and games rental chain that went into administration in January, is to close down completely after failing to attract a buyer.
A grenade was thrown at a van carrying British tourists in Mombasa but failed to explode, Kenyan police say.
Meat meant for dog food is believed to have ended up in the human food chain in an "industrial-scale" fraud carried out in Northern Ireland, a government report has found.
The German state of Bavaria abandons controversial plans to reprint Mein Kampf after its legal power to ban Adolf Hitler's manifesto expires in 2015.
Former England captain Alan Shearer says his brief spell at Newcastle in 2009 is likely to be his only stint in management.
Juan Orlando Hernandez is officially declared president-elect of Honduras despite calls for an annulment by losing candidate Xiomara Castro.