Some parents, concerned about their children's welfare when they go to university for the first time this weekend, have been signing them up for cookery classes.
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Making people feel shameful about their weight could lead them to gain weight, not lose it, suggests a University College London study.
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Police in Los Angeles seize at least $70m (£43m) in cash in a mass raid on businesses allegedly laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.
Russia's gas supplies to Poland have dropped by 45%, Poland's state gas firm PGNiG says, amid tensions over Ukraine.
Nigeria's militant Islamists have "completely surrounded" Maiduguri, the main city in north-eastern Borno state, traditional elders have warned.
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The video games studio behind Minecraft is in talks to be taken over by Microsoft, according to reports.
An independent Scotland would not be able to support large banks, Vince Cable warns.
Presenters at a US TV station had a shock on Wednesday morning when a bat started flying around their studio.
The crew members in Russia's Soyuz space capsule have successfully landed in Kazakhstan.
People caught smoking in cars with children on board could face a £50 on-the-spot fine in Wales.
The US will not hesitate to take action against Islamic State militants in Syria as well as Iraq, says President Barack Obama.
First Minister Alex Salmond is to hold a press conference for international media on the anniversary of the 1997 devolution referendum.
Levels of personal debt in Northern Ireland are 20% higher than the rest of the UK, according to a charity report.
Rights group Amnesty International urges Thailand's coup leaders to end repression, citing "widespread" human rights violations.
The press reflects on the efforts of Westminster party leaders to persuade Scots to vote against independence in next week's referendum.
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The inquest is set to begin into the death of a nurse found hanged after answering a hoax call at her hospital about the Duchess of Cambridge in 2012.