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Young adults leaving the care system in England should be provided with regulated accommodation and not placed in bed and breakfasts, say MPs.
The Shard, the tallest building in western Europe, is among the designs shortlisted for a major architecture prize.
Children's TV favourites become museum exhibits
"Morning people", who are more alert early in the day, are more likely to cheat and behave unethically in the night hours, researchers claim.
A German reporter has given the country's Chancellor an unusual birthday present at a news conference in Brussels.
An actress who posted ricin-laced letters to Barack Obama and the New York mayor is jailed for 18 years, the maximum possible sentence.
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.
Militants take over a building near Kabul international airport and fire rockets toward the heavily-guarded compound, police say.