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Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman, wants to get boys back into books.
The Co-operative Group has announced losses of £2.5bn for 2013, marking the worst year in the group's 150-year history.
Polls open in Algeria where 77-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, is seeking a fourth term in office.
The Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales turns down a request by members for the results of a sexual ethics survey to be made public.
An 3.2 magnitude earth tremor that hit the East Midlands is being investigated by geological experts.
Ships and divers continue to search for nearly 300 people unaccounted for, a day after a ferry carrying more than 470 sank off South Korea.
All 18 NHS residential care homes in Northern Ireland that were earmarked for closure are to remain open.
Indians are voting in the biggest day of the general election, pitting the ruling Congress party against the main opposition BJP.
Three people are killed in a raid on a base in eastern Ukraine, the country's interior minister says, as the US, Russia, the EU and Ukraine hold crisis talks in Geneva.
A children's book has beaten Fifty Shades of Grey as the US library system's most criticised book. Why?
Police find what they believe to be ammunition after the emergency services were called to the scene of an arson attack in north Belfast.
Shares in Google fall 5% despite reporting first-quarter profit of $3.45bn in response to worries over future income from advertising.
A power cut which blacked out most of northern Scotland may have started with a fault on a line between Moray and Inverness.
They are among the most reviled creatures on the Earth, but could maggots help British agriculture save millions of pounds and meet green targets?
Mystery surrounds the fate of more than 100 teenage girls abducted from a school in the remote north-east of Nigeria by suspected Islamist militants.
Pensioners could soon be told how long they are likely to live under a government plan to help them manage their money better.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge pledge to return to Australia's famous Blue Mountains, after visiting the area as part of a 10-day tour of the country.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited an area of the Blue Mountains n Australia devastated by bush-fires six months ago.
As Indians vote in the biggest day of the general election, the BBC's Mike Wooldridge reports from Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
Local councils are urged to be open about whether they are using parking charges to raise income or to manage traffic.