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Northern Ireland suffered the steepest fall in living standards during the recession, compared to all other regions of the UK, a new report suggests.
More must be done to help those who leave the armed forces, after a short career, to move back into civilian life, a report is expected to say.
Tuesday's papers report more flood misery, the ban on smoking in cars carrying children and the first UK deaths said to be from the neknomination fad.
Alpine skier Chemmy Alcott hopes to aid British success at Sochi after "one of the toughest challenges" of her life just to get there
The European Union agrees to launch negotiations with Cuba aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the Communist-run island.
Burma's national carrier signs a nearly $1bn (£584m) deal to lease 10 new Boeing 737 jets as it looks to revamp and expand its ageing fleet.
There's more to school than history and maths
Society needs to stop looking at role models as superhuman and instead embrace their mistakes as well as their successes, argues Anne Marie Imafidon.
The National Crime Agency warns people who use "hook-up" apps to meet for casual sex to ensure their partner is above the age of consent.
A Mexican man is sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2010 murder of a US border agent, which was linked to a botched anti-gun-trafficking sting.
The UK government will make it a criminal offence to smoke in cars in England when children are passengers, a Downing Street source says.
Aid groups warn the continued mass exodus of Muslims from the Central African Republic could lead to a market collapse, worsening the food crisis.
The Associated Press news agency is deleting seven "digitally altered" photos of the Cuban leader Fidel Castro from its archive.
Ten photographs that depict the history of freedom
French President Francois Hollande arrives in the US for a state visit, as he and President Barack Obama tout their "deepening partnership".
Police in China have launched a crackdown on the sex trade in Dongguan, following a state TV report on prostitution in the southern city.
Experts from around the world are gathering in London to discuss the 'global crisis' of the illegal international trade in wildlife.
The NHS trust due to take control of Stafford Hospital says it is considering changing its name.
EU rules must be changed to allow more testing of potentially life-saving cancer drugs on children, says Institute of Cancer Research.
Documenting the illegal trade in endangered animals in Asia