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The Duke of Cambridge will promote British innovation as he continues his tour of China with visits to a festival, a school and a film museum.
Senior public officials who fail to protect children from sexual exploitation would face up to five years in jail under proposals being considered by ministers.
Singapore is the world's most expensive city, according to an index compiled by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Ukrainian, Russian, French and German leaders agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.
North Korea will once again allow tourists into the country after four months of severe restrictions to prevent the spread of Ebola.
Police investigating the disappearance of Bristol teenager Becky Watts, continue to question two people, arrested on suspicion of murder.
Theft, burglary and shoplifting have "virtually been decriminalised" because the offences are not treated as a priority by police or the courts, a report for a think tank suggests.
Immigration detention should be capped at 28 days, a cross-party group of MPs and peers recommends.
Barack Obama says Iran should freeze nuclear activity for 10 years, as Israel's prime minister is set to address the US Congress on the issue.
Lives are being put at risk by fires fuelled by fridge freezers insulated with flammable materials, says London Fire Brigade.
The 50-year fight to recover paintings looted by the Nazis
A pastor from a Canadian church has failed to return from a humanitarian visit to North Korea, an official from his church says.
Nearly 50 Metropolitan Police officers have been suspended for alleged corruption in the last two years, figures show.
Charter flights are to be introduced between Beijing and Birmingham over the summer, with a push to brand the destination as "Shakespeare's airport".
Comedian Ted Robbins says he is lucky to be alive after his collapse during a stage show.
What measures will be needed for the UK to meet Nato targets for defence, writes Prof Malcolm Chalmers, of security think tank the Royal United Services Institute.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress is a strategic moment for Tehran, says the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.
Thomas Fessy looks at whether the regional task force has a fighting chance against Nigeria's Boko Haram militant group.
A mechanic, a merchant and an artist tell of struggle in Yemen
A champion F1 designer and other notable losses