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Police make Syria plea to UK women
British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.
Ukraine move draws Putin threat
Ukrainian commandos advance on the separatist stronghold of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine as Russia's President Putin warns of "consequences".
Crime falls 15% in England and Wales
Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs of rises in certain categories, according to police figures.
Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank
The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.
Ecclestone trial begins in Germany
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone appears in court in the German city of Munich to face bribery charges that carry a 10-year jail term.
Care needs to 'outstrip' family help
The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
DJ Travis denies indecent assault
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis pleads not guilty to a single charge of indecent assault against a woman in January 1995.
Korea ferry disaster school reopens
The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week starts to hold classes again.
Madeleine 'clues' and Mark Shand death
A police update in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann and the death of the brother of the Duchess of Cornwall after a fall in New York attract headlines.
Lib Dems 'to fight for EU cause'
Nick Clegg pledges to speak "loudly, passionately and unequivocally" against "isolationists" at the launch of the Liberal Democrat campaign for the European elections.
Teen makes 'largest' cancer donation
A cancer charity says it has received its largest ever individual donation after a teenager with terminal cancer raises more than £1.6m.
Seven injured in 'silo incident'
Seven people are taken to hospital - one believed to be with serious injuries - after a fire at an industrial estate in Forres, Moray.
Ballot over local government pay
Unison to ballot local government workers and school staff in England for strikes after members reject 1% pay offer, the public sector union says.
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Ecclestone on trial
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