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A gay couple in the Isle of Man call for a change in the law after being refused a rental tenancy on the basis of their sexual orientation.
What makes a great foreign secretary?
The Associated Press news agency describes the US government's secret seizure of its journalists' telephone records as an "unprecedented intrusion".
An NHS review says more patients are dying at weekends at Basildon University Hospital than would normally be expected.
American football star OJ Simpson has asked a Nevada judge to grant him a new trial in the 2008 armed robbery case that left him serving a 33-year prison sentence.
Do famous role models help or hinder?
A Rio de Janeiro court overturns an order to block the controversial concession of Brazil's iconic Maracana stadium to a group of private firms.
How the football pools provoked a frenzy of fun and moral fury
A Philadelphia doctor is convicted of the first-degree murders of three babies born alive and killed with scissors in illegal, late term abortions.
Coldplay are to receive the best British act award at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards in London on 28 June.
A Philadelphia doctor has been convicted of the first-degree murders of three babies delivered and killed with scissors in late-term abortions.
Gardeners need to show that their profession is not for "thick, dull or unadventurous" people, TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh has urged.
Jen Lewin is known as a new media interactive artist who works on large-scale installations with lights and sound that are designed for people to interact and play with.
For centuries, female fleshiness was prized in Sudan - but many Sudanese women now aspire to being slim.
Children in England are to be tested on grammar. But how is your grasp of grammar?
Today presenter John Humphrys wins a Sony radio award for his grilling of former BBC director-general George Entwistle over the Jimmy Savile scandal.
As Dan Brown tackles Dante's Inferno in his new thriller, we present 10 facts about Hell.
Celebrating the work of India's greatest architect
Restrictions on postal voting and identity checks at polling stations may be needed to help combat fraud, the elections watchdog says.
More than three quarters of benefit claimants would struggle to apply for payments using the internet, according to a new report.