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A UN team is to visit the area in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where more than 70 people are believed to have been killed recently.
Footage of Dame Margot Fonteyn dancing in a long-unseen performance of Sleeping Beauty will feature as part of BBC Two and Four's short ballet season.
The government consistently underestimates the student loan debt that will never be repaid, the Public Accounts Committee says.
Flood victims Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee criticise the response of the government and Environment Agency to flooding in southern England.
China's inflation rate holds steady at 2.5% in January year-on-year, while producer prices continue to fall, according to official figures.
Retired Chinese basketball star Yao Ming is spearheading a campaign to end poaching.
China is aiming to challenge the market dominance of Boeing and Airbus by developing its own aircraft manufacturing industry.
US cosmetics group Avon Products may spend up to $132m (£79m) to settle allegations it may have bribed officials in China and other countries.
New data suggests that the borrowing of erotic fiction from UK public libraries has leapt by 500%, in what is being called the 'Fifty Shades' effect.
How microphones, X-rays and explosives could make mountains safer
London's cycle hire scheme provides a health benefit to users that outweighs the hazards of riding them, a study finds.
A glimpse into Mills and Boon's world of innuendo
Schools are lodging tactical appeals over borderline exam results in a bid to boost their results, the exams regulator says.
Former Marks and Spencer boss Sir Stuart Rose is to lead a review into how to improve management in the NHS in England.
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The 19th century looms still weaving modern cloth
Big tea companies join forces to save their industry
Gunmen attack the main prison in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, killing at least 10 people and releasing a number of inmates, officials say.
Four suspect packages delivered to army careers offices bear "the hallmarks of Northern Ireland-related terrorism", Downing Street says.