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How are TV services funded around the world?
India is one of the hardest places to set up a business, so how do entrepreneurs from overseas manage to get established?
Should we pay a £10 a month to belong to the health service?
A report claims children's social services are so stretched that they are struggling to do more than merely respond to emergencies.
Factory output in Japan declined by 2.3% in February, official figures show, ahead of a planned tax increase on 1 April.
US Secretary of State John Kerry announces no breakthrough on Ukraine, after four hours of "frank" talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is facing further criticism over its handling of disciplinary cases.
Actors faking ailments to help doctors perform
A report by MPs on the future of the World Service has called on the foreign secretary to "hold the BBC's feet to the fire" to protect it.
Thousands of solicitors and probation officers are staging a two-day walkout to protest against Ministry of Justice changes.
The grand buildings constructed since the fall of the Soviet Union
Can science stop sharks attacking humans?
Construction bosses in Scotland are at their most confident since the beginning of the economic downturn, according to a survey.
Brazilian security forces move into a slum near Rio airport, as part of efforts to drive out drugs gangs before this year's football World Cup.
Anne Hathaway talks about her latest role in the film Rio 2 where she plays a female Spix's Macaw called Jewel
Ambulance crews should carry cameras to help prevent thousands of assaults on front-line staff each year, according to a report.
Inspectors may be sent in to investigate the London borough of Tower Hamlets, according to Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
Cheap rents and ambitious people build start-up hub in German capital
Berlin was at one stage famed for its innovation, with electric trams and lifts both originating in the German capital. A hundred years on, a new wave of hi-tech start-ups are helping it to regain its reputation as a hub for new ideas.