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A duck seen wandering around a Dorset nature reserve with a crossbow bolt through its neck is rescued.
School behaviour expert Tom Bennett says some schools are "designing systems" to obscure pupils' bad behaviour from Ofsted inspectors.
Plans to extract shale gas in Lancashire through the process of fracking are being debated by councillors. But what is fracking and what would it mean for Lancashire?
A specialist PSNI cyber crime team viewed more than eight million photographs and video clips last week in the hunt for sex offenders.
A new curriculum is being launched for Muslim schoolchildren to tackle the influence of extremism.
Hip hop mogul P Diddy is arrested in Los Angeles on Monday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
Pakistan's prime minister calls for urgent measures as a heatwave in Sindh province claims 450 lives.
Many members of the Masai tribe, traditionally a culture centred around farming, living in Dar es Salam have turned to a different profession, hairdressing.
James Horner, the Hollywood composer who wrote the score for the Oscar-winning film hit Titanic, dies in a plane crash in California.
Bookmaker Ladbrokes says it is in talks with Gala Coral Group over a possible merger.
BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter takes on the Chambers Bay course that caused so much controversy at the US Open.