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Voters are set to go to the poll in the Rochester and Strood by-election in Kent on Thursday.
The changes to A-levels and AS-levels in England are so confusing that the government should write to every school to explain them, says Labour's Tristram Hunt.
People with mentally taxing jobs, including lawyers and graphic designers, may end up having better memory in old age, research suggests.
Colombia's Farc rebels reach an agreement with the government over the conditions necessary for releasing an army general and four others.
Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, dies in Las Vegas at the age of 78.
The average full-time pay gap between men and women is at its narrowest since comparative records began in 1997, but is still a difference of 9.4%, official figures show.
US TV network NBC has scrapped a proposed project with comedian Bill Cosby after accusations resurfaced that he sexually assaulted women.
Culture war over Ukraine splits Russia's music stars
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is due to be formally sworn in as Scotland's first minister in front of senior judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
China's global internet conference is part of a move towards playing a bigger role in influencing international cyberspace.
A Chilean court orders the state to pay millions of dollars to a group of former political prisoners held on an isolated island during military rule.
Amnesty International has released a program that can spot spying software used by governments to monitor activists and political opponents.
How 30 years has changed living with the virus
Data privacy watchdogs are warning the public about a Russian website that provides links to breached baby monitors, webcams and CCTV feeds.
New draft NHS guidelines encourage GPs to diagnose and refer almost twice as many cancer patients in England each year.
Filmmaker James Grimaldi captured footage of his neighbourhood in Buffalo, New York, which has been blanketed by several feet of snow.
In the light of the deaths of two men after transplants, what checks are in place to ensure organs are suitable?
The BBC looks at the latest crime and violence statistics in Mexico, as the disappearance of 43 students continues to grip the country.
The Home Office decision to ban controversial "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc from the UK makes headlines, as does the latest from ITV's jungle reality show.
English players are getting more minutes in the Premier League but make up just over a third of the total, a BBC Sport study has found.