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Compensation has been reduced for more than 400 sex abuse victims in Britain who later committed criminal offences, the BBC has learnt.
Migrants have once more broken through police lines in Calais trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.
North Korea says a detained Canadian pastor has confessed to a "subversive plot" to overthrow the government and set up a "religious state".
It is "very likely" debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is that of the missing flight MH370, a top Australian official tells the BBC.
An Australian surfer punches a shark to fend off an attack off New South Wales, say police, in what a witness calls a "Mick Fanning replay".
The sister of former Apprentice contestant Stuart Baggs says the family's world has been "shattered apart" by his sudden death.
Ministry of Defence land could be made available to help relieve traffic problems in Kent caused by the migrant crisis in Calais, the BBC understands.
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Justice Secretary Michael Gove is exploring ideas on 'earned release' for prisoners, first mooted in 2008, as Danny Shaw explains.
Helping homeless women access sanitary towels and tampons
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The first waves have peeled across an artificial surf lagoon built on the site of an old aluminium works on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.
The AA joins green groups in warning that recent changes in energy policy will harm the climate.
Friday's press is full of reports of fresh chaos in the Calais "war zone" as migrants try to reach the UK. There are also tributes to one of The Apprentice's most memorable contestants.
A large pay gap between men and women solicitors has been found by research from The Law Society of Scotland.
The world's longest man-made surf wave has been unveiled in North Wales.
Roubles dry up for millions of Russians
Why was a Satanic statue unveiled in the US?
We told the king we had HIV - and taught a country not to fear