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A new report, Degree of Debt, looks at where in the English-speaking world students can rack up the highest amount of debt, and BBC News asks: "Is it worth it?"
As various parts of the UK experience snow and hail storms, the BBC's John Maguire reports on the holidaymakers not afraid to brave the cold.
A group of eight influential economists have thrown their support behind the Leave campaign in the UK's referendum on EU membership.
In her latest column, England and Chelsea Ladies forward Eniola Aluko talks about pressure, psychology and 'doing a Leicester'.
Russia launches the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome, following a 24-hour delay that drew the ire of President Vladimir Putin.
A petition has been started calling for action against a group of 30 peacocks that roam a County Durham village.
The Labour Party has a "serious problem" with anti-Semitism, a senior Labour peer warns, after Naz Shah MP is suspended over comments about Israel.
Retired police officers who served at the time of the Hillsborough disaster have said they are "proud" of their force.
Should homeless people be given tents?
David Cameron and a former union chief call for a vote to stay in the EU - but the employment minister says leaving would allow businesses to prosper.
The Olympic flame is handed over to the Brazilian authorities, marking 100 days before the Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Smokers should be offered and encouraged to use e-cigarettes to help them quit, says a leading medical body.
People are increasingly identifying themselves as global rather than national citizens, a BBC World Service poll suggests.
University graduates in England face higher debts on graduation than their peers in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the Sutton Trust says.
How 'Scandi crime' inspired the Brits
Children in care have more mental health problems but too often miss out on treatment, say MPs.
The aftermath of the Hillsborough inquests features in the papers, with the suspension of South Yorkshire's chief constable.
Too many university applicants realise too late they picked the wrong school subjects at 16, says the consumer group Which?
The UN envoy to Syria calls on the US and Russia to urgently intervene "at the highest level" to salvage the peace process for that country.
Facebook-owned photo sharing giant Instagram orders the owner of a British anti-litter app to change its name.