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Home Office Minister Norman Baker defends the government's decision to change its mind on screening some people arriving in the UK for Ebola.
A record 83 countries submit titles for next year's foreign language film Oscar - seven more than this year, the previous record holder.
A small group of neurons that respond to the hormone oxytocin are key to controlling sexual behaviour in mice, a team finds.
US researchers discover how sidewinders climb sand dunes by studying their motion in the lab and copying it with a robot.
Nico Rosberg edged Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton to set fastest time in first practice at the inaugural Russian Grand Prix.
Nasa scientists are turning to virtual reality to interact with their space robots.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un missed a key ceremony, state media confirm, amid speculation about why he has not recently been seen in public.
A former Chinese mining firm executive on the run from insider trading charges in Australia has been extradited from Hong Kong.
Gareth Bale is on his way to joining the world's top players, says Bosnia-Hercegovina goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.
Parts of northern China are suffering the worst bout of smog since July, pushing pollution well past healthy levels and reducing visibility.
Barack Obama has said the US has 'unique capabilities' to fight Ebola, as troops in Fort Campbell, Kentucky prepare to fight the 'invisible enemy'.
Hong Kong's student protest leaders call for a major rally on later on Friday after the government calls off planned talks on democratic reform.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un misses a key political anniversary ceremony, amid speculation over his absence from public view.
Danish toymaker Lego will not renew a promotional contract with Royal Dutch Shell following pressure from environmental group Greenpeace.
The injuries in Gaza which shocked British surgeons
Japan is bracing for the arrival of a powerful typhoon, Vongfong, which officials have said will be the strongest storm to hit the country this year.
The relationship between a school named in the so-called Trojan Horse letter and Birmingham council has broken down, a report says.
Software maker Symantec becomes the latest tech company to announce that it will split its operations into two.
The World Health Organisation warns that Ebola is now entrenched in the capital cities of all three worst-affected countries and is accelerating.
The US state of Oklahoma unveils its newly remodelled death chamber, where at least three men are scheduled to be executed before year's end.