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The number of viewer complaints over the audibility of BBC One drama Jamaica Inn escalates, with the second episode seeing a decline in ratings following Monday's debut instalment.
The son of Tenzing Norgay, who scaled Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, says climbers should treat Sherpas more equally.
Justin Bieber has caused social media upset after posting a picture of a Japanese war shrine on Instagram.
Clothing retailer Primark is to open its first US stores, beginning with a 70,000 sq-ft shop in Boston.
Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.
Thousands of people in London are living in hidden homes
Andy Murray is back in his home area of Stirlingshire to receive a number of awards and honours, including the freedom of Stirling.
What is the evidence that the UK is a Christian country?
A flat near to where a 15-year-old girl disappeared almost seven years ago is searched by police after a £30,000 reward was offered to help solve her murder.
UK productivity may be up – but what does it mean?
Are late night brawls a thing of the past?
Authorities in South Korea arrest four more crew members from the ferry that sank last week and raid the offices of companies linked to its owners.
Sir Alex Ferguson is to play a key role in selecting David Moyes's replacement as Manchester United manager.
The executive producer of Top Gear expresses regret over a "light-hearted" remark on its Burma special that led to the BBC show being accused of racism.
Tony Blair warns Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.
Tensions emerge ahead of a meeting being held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to discuss changes to the way the internet is governed.
US President Obama is embarking on a week-long tour of Asia, with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal high on the agenda.
Pakistan left-arm seamer Junaid Khan will return to Lancashire this season as an overseas limited-overs signing.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says Washington will impose further sanctions on Russia if it does not de-escalate tensions in east Ukraine.
Australia vows it will not abandon the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, if the current mini-sub search is unsuccessful.