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Rape is a crime that affects thousands of people, and for many victims one of the hardest things can be getting the help they need to move on with their lives.
A rare fossil reveals how marine reptiles evolved to give birth to live young, say scientists.
Does Salmond have a currency Plan B?
Donald Trump withdraws a planning application for a second golf course on his Aberdeenshire resort, only days after it was submitted.
England manager Roy Hodgson admits it will be difficult for Ashley Cole to secure a place in his World Cup starting XI.
Winter Olympic medallist Jenny Jones should have a postbox painted bronze in her honour, her local council says.
Life in an illegal camp east of Paris
Newcastle University researchers are working on a new product they believe may halt the process of skin ageing.
Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool "may be the chihuahuas that run in between the horses' legs" in the Premier League title race.
The training of social workers in England needs upgrading, with more emphasis put on practical skills, a government adviser has said.
More than half of patients leaving intensive care will suffer long term psychological damage, according to research by University College Hospital in London.
Winning photographs from across the world
Nearly three million people have been signed up to auto-enrolment workplace pensions under a new scheme, the Pensions Regulator is expected to announce on Thursday.
At least 11 policemen have been killed and more than 40 injured in a suspected suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi.
US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Seoul, a day after the two Koreas made little progress in their highest-level talks in six years.
China's first lunar rover - Jade Rabbit - has woken up from its dormancy period despite experiencing mechanical problems, state media report.
Inspectors say they are disappointed the forensic science service has not done more to address delays in producing reports used as evidence in court cases five years after they said improvements were needed.
Headlines such as "the big one", "blown to Brits" and "triple whammy" describe storms battering the UK, while some papers focus on the prospect of continued low interest rates.
A specialist team is brought in to deal with a backlog of reports of potential abuse and neglect of children in Devon, BBC News can reveal.
Activists in Syria report a surge in fighting across the country, amid attempts to broker a peace deal in the Swiss city of Geneva.