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The International Monetary Fund agrees assistance worth $14-18bn over the next two years, with the package linked to an economic reform programme.
A rescue cat has learnt to sense when her diabetic owner's blood sugar levels are too low.
Richard Lancaster gives the BBC a guided tour of Stevenage's own indoor version of the Red Planet, and explains how it is being used to test the ExoMars rover.
The UK's game industry could get a £188m boost as the European Commission approves tax relief measures for developers.
A councillor and magistrate says he was "naive" to pose for a Twitter photo with an AK-47 assault rifle while in India, but he will not resign.
Claims Jimmy Savile abused children at 21 children's homes and schools in England must be investigated by local authorities, the government has said.
Management fees charged by pension providers will be "put in a vice" and capped from April next year, a minister has said.
Former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says she plans to once again run for president of Ukraine in May elections.
The UN Human Rights Council supports a resolution which paves the way for an inquiry into abuses during the final phase of Sri Lanka's brutal civil war in 2009.
Widespread failure to deal with domestic violence by police in England and Wales means thousands are at risk of serious harm or death, a report says.
Two of Wales' four police forces are criticised over their handling of domestic abuse cases in a new report.
India requests the return of two ancient Hindu statues from galleries in Australia following allegations that they were stolen.
South Africa hold their nerve to seal a six-run victory over the Netherlands in Group One of the World Twenty20.
Microsoft sets out details of its reputation system for Xbox Live, with those deemed "bad players" facing punishments.
The energy market competition inquiry shows the market is broken, Labour argues.
Campaigners trying to halt construction of a waste incinerator in Cardiff lose their High Court legal challenge.
Being overweight is increasingly seen as the norm, England's chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies says.
Regulators will investigate whether the "big six" UK energy suppliers are preventing effective competition in the UK energy market.
Drug dealer Curtis Warren, who was convicted of plotting to import cannabis into Jersey, loses his appeal against a £198m confiscation order.