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India is due to announce the dates of a general election, which is likely to be held in several stages over a month.
Global stock markets rally as Ukraine fears lift, with the S&P 500 in the US rising the most since October 2013 to close at a record high.
The government withdraws funding from 5,000 "low value" adult vocational courses in England, including self-tanning and balloon artistry.
Psychological abuse should be made a crime in England and Wales in order to save more victims of domestic violence, campaigners say.
Fast food giant McDonalds says that growing concerns over income inequality may force it to raise wages.
A unique family of birds containing just one species has been discovered by researchers.
Cuadrilla's shale gas resource is far bigger than previously thought, according to a geologist with the company.
Screws made from silk have been used to pin broken bones in research that could transform surgery.
Nick Clegg is to accuse UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage and his MEP colleagues of failing to "stand up for Britain".
Exposure to passive smoking in childhood causes lasting damage to the structure of children’s arteries, say researchers.
The commute favoured by the super-rich
Thousands of protesters march through the streets of Caracas as Venezuela prepares to mark the first anniversary of the death of Hugo Chavez.
Life as a penguin keeper in New Zealand
The North Korean defectors who want to return
Sally Alexander led the feminist protest at the 1970 Miss World Beauty contest in the Royal Albert Hall.
China sets its economic growth target for the year at 7.5% and its inflation goal at 3.5% as it looks to continue its efforts to stabilise the economy.
Venezuelan president marks one year since Hugo Chavez's death
The country tackling a hard drug by legalising a soft one
Is it time to download the homework?
What luxury driverless cars could feel like for passengers