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Turkish MPs vote to close down private preparatory schools, many of which are run by a cleric embroiled in a bitter feud with the prime minister.
A planned homecoming celebration for John Downey, who police suspect was involved in the 1982 Hyde Park bomb, is cancelled.
Howard Johnson reports on the Middle East's growing space industry.
A Palestinian woman that locals say was mentally ill is shot dead near the Gaza-Israel border fence after ignoring orders to leave, the Israelis say.
A solider has been shot dead in Venezuela during violent clashes between security forces and protesters in the capital Caracas.
A bomb attack on a polio vaccination team in north-west Pakistan has killed at least 11 people, officials say.
The new pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine's Crimea region asks Russia for help to ensure peace as the US warns Moscow against military intervention.
Surprises and dead certs - looking ahead to the Oscars
A Cuban spy freed from US jail after serving a 15-year sentence is greeted by Cuban President Raul Castro at the airport in the capital, Havana.
Surgeons in Newcastle have removed a man's tumour and repaired the site of the operation using leg muscles and tissue they had attached to his arm to keep alive.
GB's Joanna Rowsell wins her second gold of the World Track Championships with victory in the individual pursuit.
South Korea's President Park Geun-hye warns Japan it will bring isolation on itself if it reviews a statement acknowledging its wartime use of sex slaves.
A Mississippi man has been found literally 'alive and kicking' in a body bag at a funeral home after being declared dead.
The government has pledged a £2m support fund to provide advice and support for firms in England which rely on tourism in areas hit by flooding.
Seaweed could help weight loss, research at the University of Newcastle suggests, as it contains a compound which can stop the body absorbing fat.
Photo exhibition shows cultural changes over 50 years
Elderly and disabled passengers could lose vital bus services because of cuts in government funding, councils in England warn.
An autographed two-volume set of Adolf Hitler's Nazi treatise Mein Kampf sells at auction in Los Angeles for $64,850 (£38,700).