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A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.
Tunisians vote in the country's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring" revolution that triggered uprisings across the region.
On a journey charting the impact of the disease
The Philippines marks the fifth anniversary of its worst political massacre, as Amnesty warns the trials risk becoming "a mockery of justice".
Doubts grow that Monday's deadline for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme will be met at talks in Vienna, as negotiators admit "big gaps" remain.
The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state
Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.
Home Secretary Theresa May tells Desert Island Discs she was left "battered and bruised" after denying MPs a vote on the European Arrest Warrant.
Real Sociedad picked up a point as boss David Moyes made his La Liga debut, but what was the verdict in Spain?
Trends of the week in 60 seconds
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
Staff cuts and bed shortages are leaving mental health services "under unprecedented strain", says the nurses' union.
It should be easier to remove the degree-awarding powers of universities that fail to meet academic and consumer standards, a report by Which? says.
The retreat that has hosted Indian pilgrims since the Crusades
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.
Andrew North investigates the practice of bride trafficking in India.
Britain's Scott Quigg defends his WBA world super-bantamweight title with a unanimous points win over Japan's Hidenori Otake.
A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.
Lewis Hamilton says Sunday's title showdown with Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi will be "the biggest day of my life".