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The UK's Environment Minister promises action to cut pollution from facial scrubs and body washes.
Promoting Max Verstappen to replace Daniil Kvyat might be ruthless, but it is in Red Bull's best interests, says Allan McNish.
Defending champion Andy Murray beats Gilles Simon 6-4 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Madrid Open.
A young offenders' unit in Kent at the centre of assault claims uncovered by the BBC's Panorama programme is to be taken over by the government.
The UK would be a "less attractive" destination for Japanese investors if it votes to leave the EU, Japan's prime minister says during a visit to Downing Street.
Glen Ella will work with England for the three-Test series against Australia as a specialist backs and skills coach.
The new artistic director at the English National Opera says he wants to move on from the "trauma" of the past year, as the company announces Rory Kinnear's directorial debut.
The US government unveils new federal rules that include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to people aged under 18.
The El Niño weather phenomenon and ongoing climate change have both contributed to the devastating Alberta wildfires, according to experts.
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu says he will stand down at his party's congress this month, amid reports of a rift with President Erdogan.
More than 1,400 incidents of lasers being shone at aircraft are reported to the UK's Civil Aviation Authority in a year.
Police shoot a UK-registered car carrying suspected people smugglers after a high-speed chase that crossed from Belgium into France, state media says.
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Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini and Leicester's Robert Huth are banned for three games for their clash in Sunday's draw.
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri asks his Premier League title winners to "stay one year more".
BT Group says it plans to invest £6bn in faster broadband and mobile services but Sky says the plan has 'limited ambition'.
Kim Jong-un's sibling waits in the wings
The NHS choir that beat Justin Bieber to the UK's Christmas number one spot in 2015 signs a film deal to tell its story of success.
Only 13.6% of film directors working in the UK are women, says a new report.
Airbnb's chief technology officer says the company is looking at pairing guests and hosts for activities.