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A faulty component as well as the crew's response caused an AirAsia plane to crash into the Java Sea last December, killing 162 people, Indonesian officials say.
Daniel Radcliffe talks to BBC Breakfast about his latest role alongside James McAvoy in the film Victor Frankenstein.
Scotland are through to the semi-finals of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 Qualifier after beating Thailand.
Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered were the weakest of Britain’s seven largest banks in a Bank of England economic stress test.
The government should not support building a third runway at Heathrow until certain environmental conditions can be met, MPs say.
Japanese whaling ships depart for the controversial annual Antarctic hunt, despite international opposition.
West Midlands Police have released a video of a drunk driver swerving across the M5, as forces across the region begin the Christmas anti-drink drive campaign
Prince Charles is to call for better protection of the world's forests at the UN climate conference in Paris.
Turkey's President Erodgan challenges Russia to prove its claim that Ankara shot down a Russian plane to protect oil trade with Islamic State.
Wales becomes the first nation in the UK to introduce a "revolutionary" new system to increase the number of organ donors.
Labour is to officially launch its campaign for the UK to stay in the EU, arguing that the country's security depends on its continued membership.
Rare street protests in Havana over Ecuador's decision to require Cubans to obtain a visa to visit the country are a sign of social change, says Will Grant.
Do 20% of British Muslims really sympathise with jihadists?
Factory activity in the world's second largest economy, China, deteriorates in November as the manufacturing sector continues to shrink.
UK scientific bodies were formed more than a hundred years ago to educate the public. Have they outlived their usefulness?
A group in Memphis is teaching young black girls to code, in an effort to address problems of diversity in the tech industry.
Can we cut the sugar in our packaged food?
Disabled bloggers on the importance of make-up and fashion
Is it ever OK for politicians to mislead voters?
As the law on organ donation changes in Wales, we look at the story of extreme sports star Richard Taylor, his extraordinary appetite for life and how his tragic death was a blessing to so many.