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High doses of vitamin C can boost the cancer-killing effect of chemotherapy, according to new research.
Mexican vigilantes in Michoacan state enter a city stronghold of the Knights Templar drugs cartel, a month after beginning their offensive.
Prince William has gone hunting deer and wild boar in Spain - only a day before he was due to make a public plea to end the illegal wildlife trade.
Iranian warships are to sail close to US maritime borders in the Atlantic for the first time, an Iranian naval commander tells state media.
Why Silicon Valley's start-ups changed the world
Laura Trevelyan describes what pupils in New York are taught to do in the event of their school being attacked.
The Panama Canal Authority says a North Korean cargo ship seized in July carrying Cuban weapons is free to go after Pyongyang paid a huge fine.
Surviving storms on Cornwall's coast
The economy is the issue that matters most to voters taking part in the independence referendum, a poll carried out for the BBC suggests.
With the boom in tattoo parlour across Britain how aware are the public of the dangers of getting a tattoo and should more be done to clean up the industry?
The song that links Great Yarmouth with New York
Remembering the community that made way for Gatwick Airport
Scientists may have found a way to erase specific memories, by using electroconvulsive therapy.
Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood is credited with saving the life of a golf tournament director who was choking on cheese at a reception in California.
Ireland gave Wales a good kicking, but there can be a certain majesty in a simple job done well, writes BBC Sport's Ben Dirs
Two people were killed when a falling boulder derailed a tourist train in the southern French Alps, local officials and firefighters have confirmed.
Animal rights campaigners in Denmark have spoken out against plans to destroy a healthy young giraffe at Copenhagen Zoo.
Gusts as high as 80mph hit southern and western parts of the UK as all rail routes to south-west England are cut off.
Spain's Princess Cristina has been questioned in court in connection with a corruption scandal involving her husband's business dealings.