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Thousands of NHS workers in England and Northern Ireland, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, will strike later in a dispute over pay.
Liberian officials appeal to medical staff not to strike over the risk fee paid to them for treating Ebola patients, as the health crisis continues.
Wider and more rapid powers of intervention to improve failing schools in England are being proposed by Prime Minister David Cameron.
Bolivia's President Evo Morales claims election victory and a third term in office, as votes are counted and exit polls show him winning.
More than four in 10 victims of human trafficking in England and Wales were involved in forced labour, according to a report by the Salvation Army.
Nationalist candidates are ahead as results are tallied in Bosnia's national and local elections, two decades after the country's civil war.
Which are the UK and Ireland's top 100 geological sites?
Voting in all elections should be extended to include 16 and 17-year-olds, following the independence referendum, a study suggests.
While Indian watchmaker HMT winds up business, Sameer Hashmi visits its slick, domestic rival, Titan.
Women in Scotland with a particular type of terminal breast cancer find out whether they will get a pioneering treatment through the NHS.
The UK government is seeking buyers for its 40% stake in the cross-Channel passenger train operator Eurostar to help boost the public finances.
Hi-res surveillance system causes US controversy
Oil-rich Azerbaijan arrests critics while chairing Council of Europe
Will he be jailed or could he compete in Brazil Olympics?
Why did life expectancy in the US drop by 12 years after WW1
Directors of the top 100 UK companies now earn 120 times the average sum earned by their employees, according to a report by Incomes Data Services.
Karin Giannone looks ahead to the sentencing of the South African athlete Oscar Pistorius.
BBC Inside Out examines the quality of training and care on offer to people with dementia in care homes and hospitals.
Former cricketer Sir Ian Botham has been speaking about his father's dementia and how difficult it was to cope with the deteriorating condition.
Increasing numbers of men are facing loneliness and isolation in their old age, suggests research.