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Head teachers threaten industrial action over plans to force all state schools in England to become academies, after heckling the education secretary at their conference.
Leicester secure their place in the Premiership semi-finals for the 12th successive year with a bonus-point win over Worcester.
A pony that was part of a biblical-themed spring festival in Russia escaped, pursued by a costumed actor.
Authorities in Kenya have set fire to its vast stockpile of ivory in a gesture aimed at shocking the world into stopping the slaughter of elephants.
Ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone stands by his comments made amid a row about anti-Semitism in the Labour party, saying "I never regret saying something that's true".
The actress Allison Janney, who played C.J. Cregg in the Emmy-award winning West Wing, made a surprise White House press briefing.
A trove of health journalism by US literary giant Walt Whitman is being published after lying in obscurity more than 150 years.
The former Mayor of London said he is "sorry if people were offended" by his comment that Hitler supported Zionism in the 1930s, but maintained that his words were historically accurate.
Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has been heckled at the National Association of Head Teachers' conference in Birmingham.
In search of the real Claudio Ranieri
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes hitches a ride to North Korea with three Nobel laureates, hoping to see what has changed in the 12 years since he last visited the isolated nuclear state.
The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes begins a week in North Korea with three Nobel laureates and a European prince.
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Revealing images from 100 years ago that show how people flocked to a lake in rural Staffordshire - known as the Blackpool of the Potteries.
Increasing symptoms of depression in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, say scientists.
The BBC's Pavel Aksenov witnesses the first rocket launch from Russia's new cosmodrome in the Far East, but the event is nerve-racking for all involved.
It's happening after almost 40 years. But North Korea leadership expert Michael Madden looks at what such a rare gathering will actually achieve after so long.
Some people define themselves as asexual, meaning they do not experience sexual attraction.
A heads teachers' leader has expressed his doubts about government plans to force all schools in England to become academies.
UK consumers using their mobile phones in Europe will see cheaper bills from Saturday, as a further cap on roaming charges takes effect.