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Bowel cancer screening uptake needs to improve, campaigners say, after figures showed just half of people eligible in England come forward for the test.
The European Parliament is voting on a bill to draw up a blacklist to fight the spread of invasive alien species such as killer shrimp.
Music at a UB40 concert was so loud it was "altering heart rhythms" and caused a fan's ear to bleed, it is claimed.
Boston marks the anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon, honouring the dead and lauding the strength of the survivors.
Who was buried behind a boys' school in Florida?
The secret radio stations where children read out codes
Children's uplifting letters of hope to homeless Syrians
Son of slain Sikh leader running for US Congress
Why BBC Two's launch was not all right on the night
The abandoned hamlet its mayor wants to give away
The New York Police department shutters a secret programme designed to listen to and track Muslims in the city's neighbourhoods to identify threats.
How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons
Lord Tebbit, the former Tory minister and party chairman turns his hand to writing a children's novel, the central character being a 14-year-old boy left paralysed after a car crash.
Would this dessert taste different on a black plate?
Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.
North Korean officials have paid a visit to a London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's picture in a poster offering haircuts.
Report shows how foreign fighters in Syria are using social media
A security camera has revealed footage of the artist Banksy and an accomplice at work in Bristol in the early hours of Sunday morning
New street art by "guerrilla artist" Banksy is removed within hours of appearing in Bristol.
Boston has marked the first anniversary of the deadly bombing at last year's marathon, honouring the dead and lauding the character and strength of the survivors and the city's residents.