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The albums in contention for this year's Mercury Prize, which is given to the best British or Irish record of the last 12 months, are to be named later.
An estimated three million households are being encouraged to reclaim money they are owed by the big six energy suppliers, following pressure from the regulator.
Scientists have discovered a hidden complex of archaeological monuments at Stonehenge, challenging the modern impression that it stood in isolation.
Scientists suggest one in 19,000 undergoing an operation under general anaesthetic wake up during surgery, based on a major UK study.
The new 28-strong European Commission team will be announced shortly, after weeks of national rivalry over the top jobs.
Emilio Botin, chairman of the Spanish banking giant Santander, dies at the age of 79, the company announces.
US Secretary of State John Kerry lands in Iraq at the start of a Middle East tour to build support for action against Islamic State.
Ferrari's long-time chairman Luca Di Montezemolo is stepping down and will be replaced by Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne.
Too many courses for school leavers in England are not up to scratch, watchdog Ofsted warns.
Groundbreaking orchestra rises from one of Africa's poorest cities
Police in Australia arrest two in Islamic centre raid, a day after its spy chief said he was considering upgrading the terror threat level.
Neglect contributed to the death of an elderly woman found dying at home days after her care agency was shut, a coroner concludes.
Hundreds of thousands of people are stranded in India and many more warned to leave their homes in Pakistan amid the worst flooding in the region in decades.
Andrew Harding profiles Judge Thokozile Masipa, who grew up in a poor township outside Johannesburg, and became the second black woman to become a judge in South Africa.
Wales star Gareth Bale says the pitch for their Euro 2016 qualifying win in Andorra was "the worst I have ever played on".
Who will win backing of youngest voters?
Guinness have announced its latest records, including a new holder of the world's longest tongue.
Japan's nuclear regulator gives formal safety sign-off for two reactors to restart, moving the tsunami-hit nation closer to a resumption of nuclear energy.
BBC Pop Up hears stories of survival from a "500-year flood"
Long-term use of pills for anxiety and sleep problems may be linked to Alzheimer's, research suggests.