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Almost 500 children across the West Midlands were victims of or at risk of sexual exploitation in the first half of last year, new figures reveal.
British banking giant Barclays paid £16.5m in shares to its top 11 executives, which is half the amount it paid out last year.
Ukraine war leaves families divided and apart
Fears over uniquely South African cocktail of drugs
The online dating site sued for targeting married people
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says Monaco did not deserve to knock his side out of the Champions League.
Are the war stories of a legendary Iraqi fighter real?
George Osborne is to set out his tax and spending plans later, in his last Budget before May's general election.
Chief executives always approach the chancellor's big day with a degree of trepidation
Illinois congressman Aaron Schock announces his resignation after several weeks in which his excessive spending and close financial ties to donors had come under scrutiny.
The California Supreme Court posthumously awards a law licence to a Chinese immigrant who was barred from becoming a lawyer 125 years ago.
US food giant Kraft recalls 6.5 million boxes of macaroni and cheese after consumers reported finding metal fragments in some containers.
Atletico Madrid reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Bayer Leverkusen on penalties.
The steps that stirred dreams - and sparked creativity
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Lufthansa pilots have called for a new, second strike on Thursday, following a planned action on Wednesday, potentially disrupting thousands of passengers.
A millionaire charged with murder in Los Angeles appeared before a judge in Louisiana for a second day, to face new drug and weapons charges.
Man's guilt over surviving 1995 Tokyo sarin gas attack
Arsenal are agonisingly knocked out of the Champions League last 16 on away goals despite beating Monaco 2-0.
The Syrian military says it has shot down a US drone near the city of Latakia, a northern stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad.