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First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.
Both government and opposition in Russia are coming up with theories about the killing of Putin critic Boris Nemtsov, but it could be years before it becomes clear why it happened, says the BBC's Artyom Liss.
India bowl out United Arab Emirates for 102, the lowest total yet at the World Cup, before racing to victory in 18.5 overs.
A "perfectly spherical" chicken egg, thought to be "one-in-a-billion" sells online for £480 with the money going to charity.
A man has died after being struck by a car on the M8 between Livingston and Bathgate, police confirm.
President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
Ansar Allah, or the Houthi movement, began as a defence of the Zaidi religious tradition but experienced several major transformations in arriving at its current dominance of Yemeni politics, Charles Schmitz writes.
Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels.
Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who changed to tariffs that may not have been the cheapest deals, MPs say.
Indian PM Narendra Modi's government unveils a business-friendly budget aimed at attracting greater investment for the economy.
A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.
Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.
The former chief of MI6 says that Russia has always been an "issue of concern" for the security services.
Lawmakers in the US avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department after passing a one-week funding extension two hours before a deadline.
Police in California say they have found a dress which could be the one worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars.
A small Hungarian village has put itself up for tourists to rent, in an attempt to raise money to revitalise it.
Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
IS needs women to build a state, says Razia Iqbal - and it is using social media to lure impressionable recruits.
The colour of "that dress" has been fascinating people all around the world, including Prof Barry C Smith of the University of London's Institute of Philosophy.