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Several papers report plans to pay GPs £55 for each diagnosis of dementia they make, while a man who claimed to be in a coma for two years to avoid court also features.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.
The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.
The political confrontation in a Hong Kong hair salon
A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.
Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur
A man who beat three sisters with a hammer in a central London hotel has been found guilty of attempted murder.
Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf
President Barack Obama found himself in an awkward situation at the voting booth in Chicago on Monday, when a man walked past and told him not to touch his girlfriend.
Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was found guilty of the culpable homicide of Reeva Steenkamp.
Press freedom in the Americas has seen a "marked deterioration" in the past six months, according to the Inter American Press Association.
A woman dies after being hit by a falling tree in high winds in London, while three people are injured in a separate incident in West Sussex.
A young girl has had a lucky escape after part of the glass facade of a stadium in Donetsk crashed to the ground, narrowly missing her.
The pregnant Duchess of Cambridge has made her first public appearance since an announcement that she was suffering from acute morning sickness.
As Liverpool prepare to take on Real Madrid, ex-Reds defender Alan Kennedy recalls beating the Spaniards in the 1981 European Cup final.
Young shoppers do not like eating food that is stored in the freezer, a survey has found. Why is it so unpopular, asks Luke Jones.
There has been a rapid deterioration in the state of jails in England and Wales with cracks in the system of widening, the chief prison of inspector warns.
Naval vessels scouring Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine focus on a bay near Stockholm on the fifth day of their search.