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Toyota is recalling 1.9 million of its top-selling Prius hybrid cars because of a software fault that may cause the vehicle to slow down suddenly.
China's trade surplus jumped to $31.9bn (£19.4bn) in January, easing concerns the world's second-largest economy may be stuck in a slowdown.
A woman is arrested in connection with the death of a man in the village of Breakish on the Isle of Skye at the weekend.
Yorkshire sign Australia limited-overs opening batsman Aaron Finch to play in all forms of the game this summer.
Drugs-related deaths in Northern Ireland are mostly linked to prescription drugs unlike other regions of the UK, a new study suggests.
US ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy is making her first visit to Okinawa island, amid ongoing protests against plans to relocate a US base.
John Baines will replace the injured Craig Pickering in Great Britain's two-man bobsleigh at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
The Delhi Daredevils pay £880,000 to re-sign discarded England batsman Kevin Pietersen for the 2014 Indian Premier League.
David Cameron's pledge that money will be no object to recover from flooding, Barclays bonuses and the death of Shirley Temple all appear in Wednesday's papers.
A police whistleblower who was facing gross misconduct proceedings after he raised concerns about the Metropolitan Police will not be sacked.
There is a lack of clarity about what the money saved in the NHS in England in recent years has been spent on, say MPs.
There has been a jump in the number of UK deaths linked to so-called "legal highs".
French President Francois Hollande is honoured at a lavish White House state dinner, capping a US visit aimed at renewing the partnership between the two long-standing allies
Relatives of sailors that died when their ship sank in 1980 form a charity to campaign for tighter safety controls on merchant ships.
Australian police say they have found drugs with a street value of A$180m ($163m, £99m) hidden in kayaks arriving from China.
Millions more people should be put on cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to cut their risk of heart disease, say draft guidelines for the NHS.
Brazil says it will present concrete plans to save the three-banded armadillo, the mascot of the football World Cup, by the end of the year.
Two-thirds of social sector tenants affected by benefit cuts for those with extra bedrooms were behind with rent after six months, a National Housing Federation survey suggests.
New Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen says that the central bank will continue winding down its stimulus programme if the US economic recovery continues.
The Syrian conflict is endangering press freedom throughout the region, a study by Reporters Without Borders reports.