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William Hague defends Michael Gove against claims he is not working hard enough - before being told he was at a dog show.
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.
Chelsea's Diego Costa is released from hospital after being admitted with a severe stomach bug following international duty.
Canada's prime minister insists his country will not be intimidated, after a gunman rampages through parliament before being shot dead.
Four women in Saudi Arabia have been given prison sentences for supporting al-Qaeda and training their sons for jihad.
A nine-year-old boy and a man who died in a suspicious house fire in South Yorkshire were a father and son.
A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.
A new tax on foreign heavy goods lorries coming to the UK could rake in twice as much as the government expected, new figures suggest.
Questions still surround the death of a teenager who went missing after leaving her home barefoot in the middle of the winter, an inquest hears.
The Daily Politics meets some of the contestants, and their political owners, in the Westminster dog of the year contest.
As the annual TechCrunch event for tech start ups comes to London for the first time, David Grossman goes to investigate.
After a tough childhood in West Africa and exile in France, Mahama Cho could win Olympic gold for Britain in Rio.
The inside story of the 'Battle of the Buffet' - when Sir Alex Ferguson was pelted with pizza after a stormy Manchester United-Arsenal clash.
Unite chief on his life, Miliband and why he likes Downton Abbey
Moving the clocks forward by one extra hour all year could lead to children getting two more minutes of exercise every day, say UK researchers.
A dog is shot through the skull with a bolt from a crossbow which "narrowly" missed his brain and eyes.
Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.
Ched Evans' rape conviction has highlighted struggles that meet rape victims who are attacked when they have been drinking.
The funeral for murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross has taken place in west London.