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The UK's state schools have improved so much that some private schools may be put out of business, the editor of the Good Schools Guide says.
An earthquake has toppled a number of buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, with rescue teams trying to reach people trapped in rubble.
A mobile "confession unit" on board a double-decker bus is to tour across Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
At least 15,000 refugees have spent the night gathered on the border with Turkey after fleeing northern Syria.
Organisations that are given government grants will be banned from using the money to try to persuade ministers to change the law or increase spending.
A 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti has become the highest priced car sold in euros.
Mental health services will be developed for victims of female genital mutilation in England, the government says.
Rescuers search for trapped survivors after an earthquake topples buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, killing at least seven people.
The notorious relative of a woman the UK has been told it cannot deport, and the growing success of state schools, are among front page stories in Saturday's newspapers.
Fierce clashes are reported near the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, as thousands of refugees stream to the Turkish border.
Councils should be able to run utilities in their areas as part of moves to reverse privatisation, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will say.
A hungry sea lion pup is rescued after finding its way into a restaurant in the US city of San Diego.
What happened to the Stock Exchange squatters?
Archaeologists say they are finding "amazing artefacts" inside a preserved roundhouse at what has been dubbed "Britain's Pompeii".
China wonders if true Communists should wear luxury suits
French prosecutors are investigating at least six attacks on migrants at the makeshift Calais camp called the Jungle, the BBC understands.
'I learned to be frugal after my dad left'
An earthquake has toppled a number of buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan.
Russians sneak a peek at BBC's Tolstoy drama
Is it harder to stop smoking if you use e-cigarettes?