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Labour commits to fund a "jobs guarantee" for the long-term unemployed for the whole of the next parliament, if it wins power.
Former Labour prime minister Gordon Brown will unveil his ideas for a new division of powers between Edinburgh and Westminster in a speech later.
The owner of a dog that attacked a woman in Lincoln and left her with "devastating injuries" is arrested.
A security guard at the home of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has defended his account of phone calls made after the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp.
The fate of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 remains "a mystery", says Malaysia's civil aviation chief, with hijacking not ruled out.
A man is shot with a stun gun and beaten with the butt of a gun during a burglary in north Belfast on Sunday night.
British number three James Ward is beaten 3-6 6-2 6-4 by Feliciano Lopez at the BNP Paribas Open in California.
Asian shares fall after both China and Japan released disappointing economic data, worrying investors about a slowdown in the region.
Cuts to council leisure services will have a "depressing, alarming and disastrous" impact on attempts to tackle obesity, a leading doctor says.
Bang Goes The Theory returns on Monday, with a look behind the scenes at one of the most secret locations in the UK, the control room of the National Grid.
Irish fruit firm Fyffes and US rival Chiquita are to merge, creating the world's largest banana company.
Energy bills are to come with compulsory Quick Response, or QR, codes to help people switch supplier more easily, the government says.
A study calls on the world’s sailors and seafarers to help map the oceans’ phytoplankton, microscopic plants that form the bedrock of marine food chains.
BBC F1 analyst Allan McNish looks at the attributes that make Lewis Hamilton a leading contender for the 2014 Formula 1 title
Two people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found in a house in Bolton.
Tens of thousands of people across Ukraine hold rival pro-unity and pro-Russian rallies, as Moscow continues to strengthen its grip on Crimea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is elected to the country's rubber-stamp parliament with a unanimous vote from his district, state media say.
The service which treats children and young people with mental illness in Wales is in a state of crisis, child health experts claim.
A teenager is arrested after a 16-year-old boy was treated in intensive care as a result of having apparently taken drugs at a party.
Kelly Gallagher wins Britain's first ever Winter Paralympic gold with victory in the super-G event in Sochi.