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Discs containing information from three of the UK's most sensitive inquiries have gone missing after being put in the post.
Jordan seeks proof a pilot held hostage by the Islamic State group is still alive as his family say they have reason to believe he is still safe.
Shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba fell 7% after sales fall short of targets
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he is concentrating on winning a majority at the general election and not focusing on doing a deal with the SNP.
Guinea reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals at the expense of Mali after the drawing of lots.
A man is arrested after police launch a murder investigation following the discovery of the body of a man who had been stabbed to death.
Officials in Mexico say more than 50 people, many of them children, have been injured in a gas explosion outside a maternity hospital in Mexico City.
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country after a review of his five-year ban.
Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.
Experienced Stoke City duo Peter Crouch and Glenn Whelan sign two-year contract extensions with the club.
Police Scotland is criticised for the way it brought in its controversial policy allowing some armed officers to carry out routine duties.
Parents can find out how their children's schools are performing with results of a new colour-coded ratings system being revealed.
The BBC renews its deal to show Premier League highlights on Match of the Day for a further three years.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen massacred Sunni residents of an eastern village.
Flights resume at Manchester Airport after heavy snow resulted in services being suspended.
Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.
Business groups have written to the Chinese government, asking it to rethink rules that would force them to hand over source code and create backdoors for officials in Beijing.
A gang of burglars seemed to enjoy punching a university professor as they raided his south London home, a court hears.
Snow falls across parts of Wales, with warnings it could continue along with sleet showers into Friday.
Championship side Sheffield Wednesday are taken over by a Thai consortium led by businessman Dejphon Chansiri.