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Police in China have launched a crackdown on the sex trade in Dongguan, following a state TV report on prostitution in the southern city.
Experts from around the world are gathering in London to discuss the 'global crisis' of the illegal international trade in wildlife.
The NHS trust due to take control of Stafford Hospital says it is considering changing its name.
EU rules must be changed to allow more testing of potentially life-saving cancer drugs on children, says Institute of Cancer Research.
Documenting the illegal trade in endangered animals in Asia
Exploring the industrial infrastructure left over from the USSR is a pastime for some young people in the former Soviet Union.
A three-year-old girl is diagnosed with polio in Kabul - the Afghan capital's first case of the disease since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
Many parents are out of touch with the dangers faced by their children on tablets and smartphones, according to a poll by BBC Learning.
Allan Urry investigates how well prepared Britain's transport infrastructure is to weather winter storms.
Britain is to play host to a gathering in London in a bid to get an international agreement to stop the illegal trade in wildlife.
Casey Stoney says she has been "overwhelmed" by the response to speaking publicly about being gay for the first time.
White House state dinners over the years
Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman asks Lord Smith, Chair of the Environment Agency if it was time to resign.
Flooded homes along the River Thames are being evacuated and thousands more are at risk, as a political row over the crisis deepens.
Can China dominate aircraft manufacturing?
An ex-soldier from Guatemala is sentenced by a United States court to 10 years in jail for having lied about his role in a killing in 1982.
Former Girls Aloud star Nadine Coyle from Northern Ireland gives birth to a baby girl.
The maker of a hit game for mobile phones has shocked users by withdrawing it despite claiming it was earning him $50,000 a day.
Robbie Savage on the contrasting form of Chelsea's Eden Hazard and Arsenal's Mesut Ozil ahead of the midweek action