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People should listen to music for no more than one hour a day to protect their hearing, the World Health Organization suggests.
A book about the evolution of genitals is shortlisted for this year's Diagram Prize for the oddest book title of the year.
Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private.
The strategically important city of Mariupol is being defended not only by regular Ukrainian army troops but also by fighters who swear allegiance to the Azov Battalion.
Zelda Williams says there is "no point" in seeking any explanation for why the comedian took his own life last August.
Greater Manchester is to take control of its health budget from April this year. While details are still to emerge, it's a significant move.
The Islamic State (IS) group has released a video appearing to show the destruction of statues in Iraq. Why is it doing this?
Images from around the world: 27 February
Ex-singer Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years for historical sex abuse against three girls between 1975-1980.
Ukraine's president says a "military threat from the east" will remain even if a truce with rebels holds, a warning seen as a reference to Russia.
The cost of first and second class stamps are each to rise by 1p from 30 March, Royal Mail announces.
Gold and white or black and blue? A debate about dress colour becomes an internet sensation.
A lake is to be searched as police attempt to locate a teenager who has been missing for more than a week.
A new devolution package for Wales removes "the last remaining barriers" to an income tax referendum, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
A man who was found guilty of raping a young boy at a nursery and of sexually abusing a girl is jailed for eight years.
What colour is this dress? It's a question that's been trending on Twitter for hours. How?
The gap between the most expensive and cheapest regional average house prices in England and Wales is more than £350,000, figures show.
Danish police arrest a third man suspected of aiding a gunman who killed two people in attacks in Copenhagen earlier this month.
Ugandan police harass and physically abuse gay people in custody, including subjecting them to intrusive examinations, a rights report says.
Police have won the right to listen to Boston College interviews by loyalist Winston 'Winkie' Rea but tapes remain secret in case of another appeal.