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Young Korean pop singers and sports personalities could be banned from endorsing alcoholic drinks.
Amy Winehouse's dad has distanced himself from a documentary about the singer, saying it's 'misleading'.
Northern Ireland health minister Jim Wells, who caused controversy with remarks linking same-sex relationships to child abuse, says he has resigned to help his wife "during her fight for life".
Newcastle boss John Carver calls for more protection from his club after saying he was "abused" by supporters.
Images from Nepal as it struggles to cope with devastating earthquake
Australia calls on Indonesia to delay executing two convicted Australian drug traffickers until corruption allegations are investigated.
Two-thirds of the world's population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet.
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.
The first HIV self-test kit that allows people to get a fast result at home has gone on sale in the UK.
Two self-portraits by Francis Bacon are going on public display for the first time after being rediscovered in a private collection, before being sold.
How Shakespeare's female characters evolved
A letter signed by the owners of 5,000 small firms calls for the Conservatives to be "given the chance to finish what they started", as Labour accuses the Tories of "letting down" business.
Clean-up efforts are continuing in Chile, after the Calbuco volcano erupted on Thursday.
The eruption of the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile has calmed but the authorities fear further activity and possible mudslides.
First-time buyers would be exempt from stamp duty when buying homes for less than £300,000 under a Labour government, Ed Miliband will say.
Five questions about keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
Has the digital transformation of society put the future of recorded history in jeopardy? Could we be heading for a "digital dark age"?
The Stratos card aims to be a single credit-card sized replacement for all the existing cards in your wallet.
Could this be the best place for a traveller to fall ill?
Photographer Juan Medina explains why he has spent the past 20 years following the stories of migrants trying to reach Europe by sea.