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Health chiefs suspend a specialist liver surgeon linked to the "avoidable deaths" of eight patients he operated on in Cardiff.
Gunmen kill eight Kenyans, including five policemen, after ambushing a police patrol near the border with Somalia, police say.
Two Bangladeshi cameramen, who gained access to leather factories near Dhaka to reveal squalid working conditions, have been awarded the Rory Peck award for examining humanitarian or social issues.
Comic Relief will carry out a "full review" after claims millions of pounds were invested in funds with shares in tobacco, alcohol and arms firms.
The coldest temperature ever of -93C has been recorded in the heart of Antarctica.
A village in Madagascar has been hit by a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague, medical experts on the island confirm.
A British man who spent years fighting extradition to the United States has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges.
A project that uses sensors to monitor eating and exercise with a view to reducing obesity levels is to be funded by the EU.
The BBC's Steven Rosenberg reports from inside the protest camp in Kiev's Independence Square.
The artificial sweetener aspartame is safe and poses no threat to health, checks by European food regulators concludes.
The boss of Domino's Pizza should "probably pay his staff a little more" if he wants to recruit extra workers, the UK's immigration minister says.
Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel criticises plans to award double points for the season's final race from 2014.
Prof Peter Higgs has received his Nobel prize for physics at a ceremony in Stockholm.
Three years after it was first proposed, US regulators are set to vote on a rule to ban banks from using their own money to invest.
The boss of a French company which distributed defective breast implants around the world has been sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
US federal government offices in Washington DC and schools in many cities are closed as the east coast braces for a snow storm.
The first same-sex weddings in England and Wales can take place from 29 March 2014, Equalities Minister Maria Miller says.
US car giant General Motors says Mary Barra, formerly product development chief, is its new chief executive, the first female boss for the company.
A trial has begun to see whether a drug used to treat diabetes can slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins is knighted at Buckingham Palace for services to cycling.