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The Bank of Japan says exports have levelled off due to disappointing external demand, after a strong performance in February.
Three years after Japan was hit by a massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, is the fear of radiation actually a bigger killer than radiation itself?
Even moderate drinking during the earliest months of pregnancy may be damaging, according to researchers in Leeds.
The two cosmonauts, Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, and American astronaut Michael Hopkins, have landed safely after completing their Sochi Olympic torch mission.
A public funeral takes place for a six-day-old baby who died last month at the family home in Carmarthenshire where police later seized two dogs.
Some papers lead on the claims made in court about former Commons Deputy Speaker Nigel Evans, while the Sun says Cheryl Cole is returning to ITV's X Factor.
A BBC study suggests there has been a big rise in the number of parents fined for taking their children out of school for holidays
Former England international Sol Campbell says abuse he got from fans in his playing days was "sick".
The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has been widened amid growing frustration among relatives of those missing.
A Royal Air Force reconnaissance aircraft will fly missions to Poland and Romania to monitor the crisis in Ukraine, the Ministry of Defence says.
The search area for the missing Malaysia Airlines passenger plane has been doubled, while China deploys satellites to assist the search.
New Zealand is to hold a referendum on whether to change the 'post-colonial' national flag, Prime Minister John Key announces.
The US state of Colorado says it collected more than $2m in the first round of tax payments from newly legalised marijuana businesses.
Children in Edinburgh may get a far shorter Christmas break in 2016 and 2017, according to the council's plan for school holidays.
England is a nation divided into readers and watchers, a report on adult literacy says.
The deluge that claimed 240 lives and 5,000 properties
Election fraud and questions over the future of postal ballots
The rise of Genghis Khan and the huge Mongol Empire in the early 13th century may have been helped by good weather, scientists suggest.
The UK government is to allocate up to £185m on three international science projects.
Mt Gox, the troubled Japanese bitcoin exchange, wins bankruptcy protection to temporarily halt US legal action alleging fraud.