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Sunbed users are still at risk of skin cancer even if they do not burn their skin, according to a new study by Dundee University.
Health professionals say they are stepping up efforts to see alcohol minimum pricing in place in Scotland, with a seminar being held in Brussels.
The EU gives Russia one week to reduce its military involvement in Ukraine or face new sanctions, as Ukraine's leader talks of the "point of no return".
Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.
The Iraqi army, Shia militias and Kurdish fighters are reported to be making slow progress in breaking the siege of the Amerli town in the north.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez says Chelsea's Diego Costa must learn the "ethics and culture" of British football after the Toffees' 6-3 defeat.
Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the National Football League, fails to make the final roster for the St Louis Rams.
Missing five-year-old Ashya King and his family found in Spain - Spanish police are now questioning his parents
EU puts Pole and Italian at helm in tough times
Leaders of five of El Salvador's powerful gangs say they will stop attacking police and military in a bid to re-launch a gang truce agreed two years ago.
Andy Murray sees off Russia's Andrey Kuznetsov in four sets to reach the last 16 of the US Open.
A US television host and former Suffolk dance school teacher was shot dead by his son-in-law at his home in Louisiana, local police say.
England captain Alastair Cook defends his team's approach after a second heavy defeat in the one-day series with India.
Police in Islamabad fire tear gas at anti-government protesters marching on the official residence of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.