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London mayor Boris Johnson confirms cuts to the city's fire service will go ahead as long as safety is not compromised.
Brazil is to send a national security force to five major cities to help restore order after massive protests, the justice ministry says.
MPs are debating the economic and social importance of regional arts.
Dalian Wanda Group, a Chinese property developer, says it will spend £1bn ($1.6bn) to buy a British yacht maker and property in London.
Military helicopters and the army are leading rescue operations in India's flood-hit northern states, where 138 people are now known to have died.
Chinese property developer Dalian Wanda Group has said it will spend more than £1bn ($1.6bn) to buy a British yacht maker and develop a hotel in London.
A teacher accused of abducting a schoolgirl and taking her to France will not give evidence in his defence, a jury has been told.
A South American plant with a 10ft (3m) tall flower spike is about to bloom in a Surrey glasshouse for the first time since it was planted 15 years ago.
BT chief executive Ian Livingston is to leave the company to join the government as a trade minister, David Cameron announces.
A ring that unlocks smartphones and socks which provide feedback about footsteps are the latest devices in the growing wearable tech sector.
UK telecoms regulator Ofcom is to launch an investigation into BSkyB over the supply of its sports channels to rival broadcasters.
Families of soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the government for negligence and bring damages claims under the Human Rights Act, the Supreme Court rules.
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives is refused alcohol at a Bruce Springsteen concert - because the barman did not believe she was over 18.
Possible models for intervention as West mulls action in Syria
How do you prepare for a lifetime of renting?
Chris Froome says he is coming into his prime as he bids to emulate fellow Briton Bradley Wiggins by winning the Tour de France
Dundee, Hull, Leicester and Swansea Bay make the shortlist to become the UK's second City of Culture in 2017.
Bulgaria's Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski apologises for a political appointment that plunged his three-week-old government into crisis.
Sally Gardner, a dyslexic author once branded "unteachable" at school, wins the prestigious Carnegie Medal for her book Maggot Moon.
The bodies of two missing divers are found close to a wrecked German warship in Scapa Flow in Orkney.