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A group of charities has compiled research suggesting one in five children in the UK is living in poverty.
At least 14 people have been injured after a suspected gas explosion triggered a huge blaze in a shopping district in Kansas City, Missouri.
A horse with an ability for opening stable doors at a farm in the US state of Michigan has become an internet hit.
While using comedian Eddie Izzard's DNA to trace the migration of his ancestors out of Africa and into Europe, geneticist Dr Jim Wilson has discovered that Izzard is 2.8% Neanderthal.
Newsnight's Paul Mason reports on one man, 26-year-old Mohamed Lamhoud from Morocco, who has spent more than a year on the road trying to claim asylum in Greece.
The BBC's Ian Pannell reports from al-Safira and Aleppo in the north of Syria where thousands have lost their lives and rebel fighters are battling for control.
South African athletics star Oscar Pistorius has denied murdering his girlfriend, saying he shot her by mistake thinking she was an intruder.
The Irish Prime Minister (Taoiseach), Enda Kenny, has formally apologised on behalf of the state for its role in the Magdalene laundries.
The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan has fallen for the first time in six years, a UN report says.
A man from Cornwall who found a dusty stuffed cat in his attic discovers it is a 2,000 year old mummy.
The award-winning author Hilary Mantel has provoked controversy after comparing the Duchess of Cambridge to a "shop-window mannequin with no personality of her own".
Armed robbers have made off with a "gigantic" haul of diamonds after a rapid raid at Brussels Airport.
Six months ago, the Gangnam Style star Psy remained largely unknown outside of his native Korea, but today his video has been viewed more than a billion times on YouTube.
A man who blew up his Greater Manchester home in a gas blast that killed his neighbour's two-year-old son has been jailed for 10 years.
Nestle, the world's biggest food company, has removed beef pasta meals from shelves in Italy and Spain after tests revealed traces of horse DNA.
A man who blew up his house in a massive gas blast and killed his two-year-old neighbour has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
A secretive branch of China's military is most likely one of the world's "most prolific cyber espionage groups", a US cyber security firm has said.
The Duchess of Cambridge makes her first official public appearance of the year at a drugs addiction charity in London after a series of apparently critical remarks by the Booker Prize winning novelist Hilary Mantel.
A robbery at Brussels Airport in which millions of euros of diamonds were stolen as they were being loaded onto a plane, took just 11 minutes, an airport spokesman said.
The family of Reeva Steenkamp have given brief statements following a private memorial and cremation service in her hometown of Port Elizabeth.