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The many ways of honouring our champion horses
The Australian government has approved the development of what could potentially be the country's biggest coal mine.
Former members of Lostprophets say they originally hoped child abuse reports about singer Ian Watkins were a "mistake" and now want to move forward.
The UN blacklists the operator of a North Korean ship seized near the Panama Canal with undeclared Cuban weapons on board.
The French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, has confirmed that the pilots of a plane that crashed in Mali last Thursday had asked for a change of course.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu warns of a "prolonged" military campaign in Gaza, following an upsurge of violence from both sides.
Israeli airstrike have hit a building housing several media companies in central Gaza.
Lord Coe indicates that he has withdrawn from the race to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust.
What does the latest disability minister face?
Gabriel Prokofiev debuts WW1 concerto
The Law Society of Scotland urges the Scottish and UK governments to undertake an urgent review of employment tribunal fees.
Muslims across the world are taking part in Eid celebrations to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
Birds' eggs show adaptations in pigment concentration and thickness to allow the right amount of sun for embryos, scientists say.
The time during which EU migrants can claim a range of UK benefits if they do not have realistic job prospects is to be halved to three months.
Microsoft confirms that officials from the Chinese regulatory body responsible for enforcing business laws have visited some of its offices.
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that may help us predict when things are about to go wrong and could play a part in depression.
A new Civil Service chief executive is being recruited but Whitehall experts say the job is more "modest" than might be expected.
Community volunteers in England and Wales should get a 10% discount on their council tax bills, local authorities say.
The summer movies criticising US drone policies
NHS privatisation is "being forced through at pace and scale" says shadow health secretary Andy Burnham, as he calls for it to be halted until after the general election.