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Northern Ireland qualify for Euro 2016 against the odds, but how did they achieve it? And how far can they go in France?
The Public Accounts Committee calls for more effective support for two million disadvantaged school pupils.
A bamboozling question about a crocodile stalking its prey was one reason the pass mark for Higher maths had to be lowered, a report finds.
As the IMF and World Bank meet in Peru, economics correspondent Andrew Walker looks at how emerging economies have been slowing down.
Police in Brazil arrest nine of their fellow officers suspected of carrying out a series of killings on the outskirts of Sao Paulo in August.
The UN envoy for Libya has proposed the formation of a national unity government following months of difficult talks.
More than 2,000 suspected criminals avoided prosecution in England and Wales last year because of their ill-health or age, figures show.
At 12 Polline was forced to become a soldier in Joseph Kony's army, now 26 she is telling her story to some of the most powerful and famous women in the world to raise awareness.
People with learning disabilities make history on stage
Why did a US sports team fly 350 toilet rolls to London?
The forgotten woman pilot who flew Spitfires and bombers
The creature that holds the key to immortality?
Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill says qualifying for Euro 2016 shows his team's potential to achieve even more.
Gordon Strachan insists it would be "wrong" to discuss his own future after his Scotland side's Euro 2016 hopes ended.
A 4,500-year-old African genome reveals how our ancient ancestors moved back and forth between continents.
England boss Roy Hodgson says he prefers Harry Kane to Theo Walcott as the team's lead striker.
A new Ebola scare is reported in the southern Nigerian city of Calabar, a year after the country was declared free of the virus.
Helping Kalimantan amid forest fires
A new cross-party group campaigning for the UK's exit from the EU launches with a clear message: "Vote leave - take control."
Scotland's hopes of reaching Euro 2016 are over after Robert Lewandowski scores a stoppage-time leveller for Poland.