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Apple has begun publicising which of its suppliers may be sourcing minerals from conflict zones in an attempt to force more ethical manufacturing.
British super-middleweight rivals Carl Froch and George Groves will fight for a second time on 31 May.
Fresh rules for the cosmetic procedures industry in England are "appalling" and pay "only lip service" to patient safety, warn surgeons.
George Osborne is the one "issuing threats", says SNP's deputy leader over a bid to block a currency union with an independent Scotland.
The Plants vs Zombies maker says charging people to buy "lawnmowers" within the game was just a "test" and has now been stopped.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin says he backs Egypt's military chief Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in his "bid for the presidency" - a move not yet announced.
Tens of thousands of homes in England and Wales remain without power and there is renewed transport disruption after hurricane-force winds.
Hundreds of people attend a funeral service for a teenage girl whose death was linked to an ecstasy-like 'Mortal Kombat' tablet.
Cyber-thieves are increasingly grabbing video of how victims use their computer to better steal from online bank accounts, reveals a security firm.
A 40-year-old woman dies after being found lying unconscious in an Edinburgh garden by a member of the public.
Lloyds Bank chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio says his deferred shares bonus worth £1.7m is aligned with taxpayers' interests.
Lazio threaten legal action after the legitimacy of the age of their 17-year-old player Joseph Minala is questioned.
Tales Of The City, the hugely successful book series written by Armistead Maupin, comes to an end
The training of social workers in England needs upgrading, with more emphasis put on practical skills, government adviser Sir Martin Narey has said.
The judge in former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis's trial for indecent assault and sexual assault tells the jury he will accept majority verdicts.
The jobless rate in Greece reached a record high of 28% in November, according to newly released government figures.
At least three people are killed in deadly clashes during anti-government student protests in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.
Some of the UK's most wanted men thought to be on the run in the Netherlands are named by the National Crime Agency (NCA).
Has the Treasury killed Salmond’s sterling-zone?