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Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard.
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billy Joel is to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the US Library of Congress announces.
The first bodies from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine are due to be flown to the Netherlands, which is holding a day of mourning.
Licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said.
A Londonderry-based engineering firm is to create 40 new jobs after bringing a new investor on board.
Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.
The full inquest into the death of TV presenter Peaches Geldof, 25, is due later.
The council-commissioned review into the so-called Trojan Horse allegations "ought to be reviewed itself", teachers say.
The disability benefits system requires a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a group of MPs says.
Authorities in New York are investigating who raised two large white flags on the towers of the Brooklyn Bridge early on Tuesday.
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed away for scrap, in one of the biggest maritime salvage operations ever staged.
Plans for a giant solar park with 180,000 electricity-generating panels are recommended for approval by Flintshire councillors.
Olympic silver medallist Wendy Houvenaghel retires from cycling after pulling out of the Commonwealth Games with injury.
The Palestinian PM calls for the Gaza blockade to be lifted as part of a ceasefire deal, as diplomatic efforts continue to end the conflict.
A new police investigation is launched into unlawful pension salary supplements paid to the chief executive of Pembrokeshire council.
Police in the Indian city of Bangalore arrest a school head for failing to protect children under his care after a six-year-old girl is allegedly raped.
China detains five people as part of its probe into a firm that allegedly supplied out of date meat to fast food chains, including McDonald's and KFC.
Part of a city in north-west China is sealed off and dozens of people placed in quarantine after a man died of bubonic plague, state media say.
Lib Dem MP David Ward is accused of making "vile comments" on social media about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A pair of Amur leopards, which zookeepers say are on the brink of extinction, are born at Leicestershire's Twycross Zoo.