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The latest weekly A&E waiting time figures show that there has been an improvement of almost two percentage points, although they still fall short of the government's target.
A suicide bomber driving a car has targeted a Nato troop convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, injuring 17 civilians, officials say.
Two people are dead after a man set himself on fire on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train, public broadcaster NHK reports.
Chris Fawkes brings you the details on the heatwave this week.
A Flintshire care agency overhauls its operation after inspectors said allegations of abuse were not taken seriously.
Two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Kauto Star is put down after suffering neck and pelvis injuries in a fall.
Ex-England captain Mike Brearley says England need the flair of their young batsmen to win an Ashes series.
The UK must take urgent action to prepare for the impacts of climate change in the UK, according to a report submitted to the government.
Simon Kindleysides, who lost the use of his legs in 2013, says it is an "incredible feeling" to walk with robotic legs.
A paedophile priest was able to flee the country after a police officer tipped off the Catholic Church in Birmingham about an inquiry, a sex abuse victim claims.
What exactly is the UK's National Barrier Asset?
A man dies after setting himself on fire on a Japanese bullet train, leaving one other passenger dead and others injured.
Heavily armed police have been sent to a prison on the outskirts of Melbourne following a major riot which officials say may be linked to a smoking ban which begins on Wednesday.
The eurozone's inflation rate dipped slightly from 0.3% in May to 0.2% in June, remaining in positive ground, according to official figures.
The UK economy grew by 0.4% in first quarter of 2015, revised up from a previous estimate of 0.3%, official figures show.
Matti Makkonen, who pioneered SMS technology and launched the worldwide sensation of texting, has died.
Three MPs are urging members of a national park authority to approve plans for a £1.7bn potash mine on the North York Moors.
The education secretary suggests extreme homophobia could be one sign as new advice goes out to schools on how to identify potential extremists.
With only eight of the 24 teams at the World Cup led by females, are men forcing women out of their own game?
The senior police officer most likely to have taken the decision not to arrest Lord Janner on charges of child abuse in 1991 says there was "no cover-up".