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Nearly 100 subsidised bus routes are scrapped by councils in Wales in the past three years, with further cuts expected as authorities make savings.
Pakistani fighter jets launch air strikes on a suspected militant area in the north-west, killing at least 15 people, local officials say.
Papers examine the effects of welfare reforms, cover music's Brit Awards and report that Tony Blair advised a newspaper boss about the phone-hacking inquiry.
A 19-year-old Briton, believed to have travelled to Syria with a suspected jihadist who was later killed in a gunfight, has gone missing, his family say.
The best and worst of the Brit Awards
US President Barack Obama vows to expand trade agreements between North America and Asia, despite opposition from his own political allies.
A telescope concept to find thousands of planets beyond our Solar System is selected as a mission of the European Space Agency to launch in 2024.
Singapore has become on the wealthiest countries in the world, but poverty remains a problem. The BBC's Sharanjit Leyl reports.
Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych and opposition leaders agree a truce to try to end the "bloodshed" of the last two days.
Poet Byron Vincent spent much of his youth in and around "sink" estates. He argues that corralling the poorest people perpetuates criminality.
TV dramas The Fall, Broadchurch and Top of the Lake dominate the nominations for this year's Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, receiving four apiece.
Tackling malaria in Africa has had "great successes" but the world must "not take the foot off the gas", Wellcome Trust medical researchers warn.
A drug can restore the ability of the eye to sense light after blindness, animal studies show.
Parents should make time to plant seeds, look at the stars, make a tent, walk in a woodland or make a model with their children, head teachers suggest.
More than 50 Cambridge University academics are calling for a different way of making senior appointments to tackle the lack of female professors.
Folk 'supergroup' The Full English win two Radio 2 Folk Awards, for best group and album, while Bella Hardy is named folk singer of the year.
Vicars and funeral directors in Berkshire say floods have caused problems for gravediggers due to saturated ground.
The UK's economic recovery is "not yet secure", Chancellor George Osborne is warning in the run-up to next month's Budget.
Challenging universities to fight sexual assaults
Inverclyde Council is expected to confirm later that it intends to leave the local government organisation Cosla.