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Nigeria's secret police says 21 people have been killed in an attempted jailbreak by detainees at its headquarters in the capital Abuja.
British, US and Swiss banks are being investigated in Switzerland for potential collusion over the manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
The operator of Britain's train tracks and stations, Network Rail, announces a five-year plan to invest £38bn in rail infrastructure.
A coroner is to resume an inquest into the deaths of seven people in 2011 after a fatal motorway pile-up in Somerset.
Easyjet says it will create 2,500 jobs and more than double its presence at London Luton Airport if expansion plans are approved by the government.
Research from a campaign group says breaking down cultural hurdles in the classroom is necessary to get more girls interested in science and technology
The Disney musical recently reached $1.072 billion (£644.5m) at the worldwide box office, overtaking Toy Story 3.
A five-year plan to improve Britain's railways is getting under way, at a cost of £38bn.
Breast cancer research scientists at Cardiff University say they are a step nearer understanding why the disease has at least 10 different forms.
An 18-year-old who was in the local authority's "leaving care" system was held on the same adult wing as Lostprophets paedophile Ian Watkins.
Cardiff Blues chief Dale McIntosh says the return of Matthew Rees after cancer treatment helped inspire their win over Ulster.
A UN report on climate change is dissected while other headlines focus on a proposed child neglect offence, Nigel Farage's comments on Vladimir Putin and tributes to actress Kate O'Mara.
Red Bull team boss Christian Horner defends Sebastian Vettel's use of a swear word to criticise the sound of F1's new engines.
McLaren racing director Eric Boullier rejects Red Bull's reasons for breaking fuel rules at the Australian Grand Prix.
Protesters confront riot officers in Albuquerque during a march against a spate of police shootings.
A Chinese court begins the trial of former tycoon Liu Han and his "mafia-style gang" on charges of murder and corruption, state media say.
France's governing Socialists have suffered big losses in municipal elections.
The Philippines submits evidence to a UN tribunal hearing its case against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, despite warnings from Beijing.
Turkey's prime minister claims victory in local elections seen as a barometer of his popularity, and vows his enemies "will pay the price".
The story of why a charity changed its name