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Services for patients with chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes need to be improved, says a report by a spending watchdog.
A sharp rise in the number of people put to death in Iraq and Iran caused a global spike in executions in 2013, Amnesty International says.
One of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions will remain open for another two months, before a final decision is taken about its future.
Maths students at the University of Leicester say they have worked out the precise formula for the perfect cup of tea.
The prospect of a price war among energy firms, further scrutiny of UK police actions and actress Gwyneth Paltrow's separation from singer Chris Martin make headlines.
Internet tycoon Kim Dotcom, who is fighting extradition to the US, formally launches a political party to contest New Zealand's elections.
Both Malaysia Airlines and Boeing are facing legal action over the missing flight MH370. Paul Ng, the head of aviation at the law firm Stephenson Harwood, speaks to Rico Hizon.
Ministers must enshrine in law a commitment to consult the Commons before using war-making powers, MPs reiterate.
Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi announces he is resigning as Egypt's military chief in order to stand for the presidency.
The crisis in Crimea shows that the UK must maintain armed forces providing a "credible deterrent", MPs have said.
Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law has been found guilty by an American court of conspiring to kill US citizens, after the 9/11 attacks.
The European Space Agency has published the “longlist” of eight sites it is considering as a destination to land the ExoMars rover in 2019.
Teaching children to use their hands when doing maths is a good way to improve understanding, research suggests.
Councils in England are using public health budgets to fund other services, an investigation for the British Medical Journal suggests.
MSPs will start taking evidence on whether the Scottish Parliament is rushing through legislation without proper scrutiny.
Councils must do more than simply cut staff to find savings, according to a report from the public spending watchdog.
Labour MP Ben Bradshaw asks the Church of England to clarify whether it would discipline priests who marry their same-sex partners.
Two firefighters are killed and 13 injured in the US city of Boston in a wind-whipped blaze that destroyed a three-storey residential building.
Researchers stage stag beetle battles to solve the mystery of how the male beetles bite so hard.
Scientists say they have new evidence that autism begins in the womb with changes in the early development of the brain.