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Royal Mail's annual profits more than double, helped by strong growth in parcel deliveries as more people shop online.
Ian Bell is fit for the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley as England name an unchanged 12-man squad.
Six Muslim men are jailed for their involvement in religious clashes in the Burmese town of Meiktila that left more than 40 people dead.
At least 13 people are killed in new bomb attacks in Iraq, a day after a wave of bombings across the country left at least 70 people dead.
Gigantic tornado rips through Oklahoma City
The UK's inflation rate fell to 2.4% in April, says the Office for National Statistics, down from 2.8% in March.
A cyclist says he is lucky to be alive after he was hit by a car whose driver is later believed to have tweeted about the crash.
The organisers of the World Police and Fire Games confirm the number of athletes who have signed up to take part so far is almost 50% below the 10,000 target.
Leigh Griffiths and Tony Watt are called up to the Scotland squad for next month's match against Croatia.
The first crane egg in southern Britain in more than 400 years has been laid by a nesting bird.
The UK education secretary says it is time for Wales to go its separate way on GCSEs and A-levels.
Is the company’s tax avoidance rational, asks Robert Peston
Irish police are excavating the rear of a murdered former garda detective's house in the search for the body of another murder victim.
Marks and Spencer reports a big fall in annual profits, as troubles in its clothing division continue.
Police investigate 10 people over allegations of sex abuse at a residential school after claims ex-MP Sir Cyril Smith abused boys there.
An 86-year-old woman dies in a house fire in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, which broke out on Monday evening.
The BBC Young Musician of the year launches its 2014 talent search, which includes a new Jazz Award.
Nick Buckles, the chief executive of global security group G4S, is to step down from his position at the end of May.
A study showing how ants tunnel their way through confined spaces could aid the design of search and rescue robots, say scientists.
The government's same-sex marriage bill will receive its third and final Commons reading later after surviving resistance from Conservative opponents.