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Saudi Arabia postpones for a second time a further round of flogging against blogger Raif Badawi, whose case caused a global outcry.
World number two Maria Sharapova aims to end a losing streak against Serena Williams in the Australian Open final.
Proposals to shorten in-job training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.
Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
Washington establishment does double-take as Mitt Romney announces his decision not to run for the presidency in 2016.
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A body is found in a lake by police searching for a mother-of-four who has been missing for more than a week.
Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".
Actor Brian Blessed pulls out of Guildford Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear on doctor's advice, after collapsing with heart trouble during a performance last week.
Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.
Migrant voters could have a decisive impact in key marginal seats at the general election, a study suggests.
As car ownership reaches record levels in China, BBC News looks at the numbers - and the impact.
Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi cuts short a visit to an African Union summit to deal with attacks that killed at least 32 in the Sinai peninsula.
Two pilots have surpassed the world distance and durations records for a flight in a helium balloon after crossing the Pacific Ocean.
The Young Vic in London, Southampton's Nuffield, Liverpool's Everyman and producer Sonia Friedman are among the winners at The Stage's 2015 awards.
Sinai Province is a militant group that has pledged allegiance to Islamic State and carried out a string of deadly attacks in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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At least £90m will be reinvested in rural broadband services after an underspend by BT, the BBC learns.
Video has emerged showing a fierce battle in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk, in which pro-Russian forces come under heavy bombardment from Ukrainian forces.
Rory Cellan-Jones sees how Cayla, a talking child's doll, can be hacked to say any number of offensive things.