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A judge in the US rules that lawyers representing Amazonian villagers used bribes to secure a multi-billion dollar ruling against American oil company Chevron.
Up to 500 former civil servants across Wales and England are to be made redundant as their new employer shifts their work overseas, claims PCS union.
Global stock markets steady on Tuesday, with Russia's main share index up more than 5%, as the country says it may abandon the US dollar as a reserve currency.
An independent Scotland with a strong economy would benefit the whole of the UK, First Minister Alex Salmond tells a gathering in London.
A teacher is suspended following claims that tape was put over the mouths of several pupils after she had told them they were too noisy.
Is immigration just a 'very British' issue?
Police confirm that a 19-year-old man has been charged following an incident at Peterhead's Balmoor stadium.
Thousands of nurseries and childminders in England are still not giving youngsters a good standard of care and education, statistics released by the watchdog, Ofsted, suggest.
Suspected militant Islamists kill at least 11 people in a raid on a village in north-eastern Nigeria, setting fire to about a third of the homes.
The US accuses Russia of an "act of aggression" over its alleged military deployment on Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, a move Russia denies.
An 18-year-old Leicestershire man who is charged with two terrorism offences planned a Columbine-style massacre, an Old Bailey jury hears.
King Tuheitia has refused to meet William and Kate during their tour of New Zealand next month, saying the time allocated was too little.
Former Newcastle United footballer Nile Ranger is cleared of rape following a trial at the city's crown court.
David Cameron insists plans to give voters "recall" powers to remove MPs found guilty of serious wrongdoing are going ahead.
Carl Froch and George Groves' rematch will take place at Wembley Stadium on 31 May, promoter Eddie Hearn announces.
England forwards coach Graham Rowntree warns his side's scrum face a huge challenge from Wales' "exceptional" front row.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is investigating a suspected illegal animal slaughter and meat operation in County Armagh to establish if there is any risk to public health, the health minister has said.
Another section of cliff has fallen into the sea at Birling Gap in East Sussex, where cottages are already close to the edge.
A total of 123 jobs are set to be axed under plans to restructure a Newport steel plant due to reduced demand for products, say bosses.
Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks says she received death threats after it was reported that murdered teenager Milly Dowler's phone had been hacked.