Russia has made a "big miscalculation" in entering Crimea and could face "far-reaching" economic sanctions, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague warns.
A 55-year-old man arrested after explosive material was found in South Yorkshire is released on bail.
A fire at a house in County Armagh is being treated as an arson attack, police have said.
High Court judge Lord Justice Fulford campaigned to support a paedophile group that tried to legalise sex with children, a newspaper claims.
The Belfast-born actor Jimmy Ellis, best known for his roles in Z-Cars and alongside a young Kenneth Branagh in BBC Northern Ireland's series of "Billy" plays, has died.
The parents of a Liverpool teenager killed in 2003 are begging for help to find their son's killer.
Police appeal for help in tracing a 13-year-old boy who has gone missing from the Lockerbie area.
Coastguards are trying to trace a man who was last seen in an 8ft (2.4m) open rowing dinghy off the south Devon coast.
Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg will pledge to take on "backwards-looking politics", as he makes the case for membership of the EU in his conference speech.
A sports and social centre in Torfaen which could have closed if it lost its council funding has been taken over by the community.
A teenage boy is in intensive care after taking what may have been a Mortal Kombat ecstasy pill at a house party, police say.
Two men are taken to hospital in Dublin following an explosion in the back garden of a house in Coolock.
An extra £140m will be made available to councils in England to repair roads damaged by the severe weather, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says.
An extra £140m will be made available to councils to repair roads damaged by the severe weather, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says.
Some terminally ill patients are suffering unnecessarily because of poor access to pain control at home, according to a leading health charity.
Councils must show how they decide to award big salaries to their officials, says Local Government Minister Lesley Griffiths.
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The troubled Co-operative Group is set to award large pay rises and bonuses to its senior staff, it emerges.
Devices that can smell cancer are near to be used in hospitals - and before long we may be able to get a preliminary diagnosis by breathing on our mobile phones.
William Dalrymple examines how the Afghan president Hamid Karzai's tenure fits into the country's troubled history.
Day release from prison is to be scaled back following a series of serious crimes by offenders temporarily out of jail, the government says.
The Liberal Democrats are to urge other parties to grasp what they call "the growing consensus on more powers" for the Scottish Parliament.
Scotland's first minister demands an apology from Number 10 for not being told about a radiation problem at a nuclear test reactor in the Highlands.
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Former head of the British armed forces Gen Lord Richards appeals for western powers not to give up on Afghanistan once troops withdraw.
Health charity warns some terminally ill patients suffer unnecessarily because of poor access to pain control at home.
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Great Britain's Richard Kilty wins a shock gold in the 60m at the World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland.
Labour leader Ed Miliband says he would support British military intervention in future conflicts if it was "in the national interest".
David Cameron is among six world leaders called by US President Barack Obama over the rising tensions in Ukraine.
Jose Mourinho insists Manchester City are in pole position in the title race despite them being nine points behind Chelsea.
Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood accuses his side of "lacking guts and character" in their 4-0 thrashing at Chelsea.
A Labour government would impose stiff penalties on anyone who abused or discriminated against members of the armed forces, the party's leader Ed Miliband has said.
Anyone who regularly watches their children play football has probably shouted support from the sidelines, but sometimes that friendly support can go too far, and turn abusive.
A Cold War-era nuclear fallout bunker in the Derbyshire countryside is up for auction.
The brother of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence says he wants to be included in an investigation into police records after a report showed officers spied on his family.
Not paying the TV licence fee could become a civil offence, rather than a criminal one, under plans being considered by ministers.
A scheme to let people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence has been rolled out across England and Wales.
A scheme to let people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence, known as Clare's Law, is introduced in England and Wales.
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Animated film Room on the Broom scoops a prize at the British Animation Awards, less than a week after losing out at the Oscars.
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Prince Harry has taken to the stage at Wembley Arena to address 12,000 young people taking part in the first We Day UK.
Theresa May announces a judge-led public inquiry into undercover policing.
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The chief cameraman on Oscar-winning film Gravity wins an award for his work at a ceremony which also honours late camera operator Sarah Jones.
One of Afghanistan's two vice-presidents, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim, has died of natural causes, a government spokesman says.
Wales are capable of finding another level to beat England at Twickenham in the Six Nations, says backs coach Rob Howley.
North Koreans are electing new members of the country's rubber-stamp parliament, with only one candidate standing in each district.
Iran's foreign minister tells the visiting EU foreign policy chief a nuclear deal could come in months but Catherine Ashton stresses there is no guarantee.
Radar signals show a Malaysia Airlines plane missing for more than 24 hours with 239 people on board may have turned back, officials say.
Tiger Woods fires a 66 and is three off the third-round lead held by Patrick Reed at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Madrid on Saturday to protest against an abortion reform bill that would allow terminations only in cases of rape or if the mother's health is at risk.
Libya's prime minister has threatened to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.
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Planes and ships from South East Asian states have joined forces to search the South China Sea for a Malaysia Airlines jet, missing with 239 people on board.
Thousands of Venezuelan students and opposition supporters take part in an anti-government rally in the capital, Caracas, on Women's Day.
Thousands of people have marched through the streets of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to demand politicians pass a law against domestic violence.
Rio de Janeiro officials and street cleaners say they have reached a deal to end a strike which has left litter piling up in the Brazilian city.
Several thousand people have marched through the Lebanese capital, Beirut, to demand the passage of a law protecting women against domestic violence.
The US warns Russia that any moves to annex Crimea would close the door to diplomacy, as Moscow tightens its grip on the peninsula.
Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri Maliki accuses Saudi Arabia and Qatar of seeking to destabilise his country by supporting insurgent groups.
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Italy's culture minister expresses outrage over an advertisement by a US weapons firm showing Michelangelo's David holding a rifle.
Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zeidan threatens to bomb a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tries to export oil from a rebel-controlled port.
A baby hippo has been born at Mexico City's Chapultepec Zoo - the first in 16 years.
Sri Lanka beat holders Pakistan by five wickets with 22 balls remaining at the Asia Cup final in Dhaka.
Vitaliy Lukyanenko wins Ukraine's first gold at the Sochi Winter Paralympics, in the men's 7.5km visually impaired biathlon.
A new effort is now under way in Egypt to engage more women in political life. Sally Nabil reports from Cairo.
Lyse Doucet in Tehran assesses Baroness Ashton's first visit there
Clashes have broken out again on the streets of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.
Building gigantic walls across the US could protect Tornado Alley "forever", a physicist says, though critics say the idea is unworkable.
A US Army captain weeps as she tells a court that a general made her perform oral sex on him and threatened to kill her family if she told anyone.
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US aerospace company Boeing says it is checking 787 Dreamliner planes under production for potential "hairline cracks" in wings.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has had his phone tapped on the orders of judges investigating alleged campaign donations from Libya, it is claimed.
The US economy added 175,000 jobs in February, figures show, but the unemployment rate rose to 6.7%.
Birmingham City owner Carson Yeung is jailed for six years by a Hong Kong court for money laundering.
An ex-girlfriend tells the Oscar Pistorius trial that he fired a gun from a car, as a security guard tells of the shock of finding him with a dying Reeva Steenkamp.
A Malaysian court sentences opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to five years in jail after overturning his acquittal on sodomy charges.
Actor Isaiah Washington is to return to US medical drama Grey's Anatomy, seven years after he was fired from the show after using a gay slur.
Margaret Atwood, Donna Tartt and Booker winner Eleanor Catton are among the novelists longlisted for this year's Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction.
Chaori Solar becomes the first Chinese firm to default on its onshore corporate bonds, say media reports quoting the firm, after failing to make an interest payment.
Warmer temperatures are causing malaria to spread in the African and South American highlands, traditionally havens from the disease, scientists say.
Cuba accepts an EU invitation to launch negotiations aimed at restoring full bilateral relations with the European bloc.
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