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George Ezra, fifth in this year's countdown of favourite new acts
For first time George Osborne spells out scale of spending cuts
Redemption stories are rare in sport - but Mitchell Johnson's Ashes restoration is one of the great tales of deliverance
Alcoholics in Amsterdam are being offered free beer to clean the streets as part of a initiative to reduce crime.
Life on the de facto border between India and Pakistan
The NHS in England is to start collecting anonymised data on patient care by GPs, with 26 million leaflets being sent out to explain the move.
Inside the Globe's new Jacobean playhouse
Why giving things up for a month might actually work
One hundred years ago, Vienna was at the epicentre of a world on the brink of war. Bethany Bell reflects on a century of changes in the Austrian capital.
Which are the four 'Mint' countries and what makes them special?
No bonuses, no advertising - the bank doing things differently
The Brazilian government says it is considering allowing foreign airlines to operate internal flights during the World Cup to prevent abusive price hikes.
Pope Francis announces his first trip to the Holy Land, from 24-26 May, when he will visit Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
Most people think of male prostitution as dangerous, exploitative work. But some are attempting to reinvent it.
News photos from around the world
Storms sweeping across the north-east of the US
Researchers in Australia have found that treacherous ocean currents are the nation's deadliest natural hazard ahead of bushfires and floods.