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World and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams says drugs cheats should be banned for life for their first offence.
A young Afghan woman killed in a Kabul suicide attack becomes the focus of a campaign to create student scholarships in her name.
Initial results of a controversial scheme offering shopping vouchers to persuade mothers to breastfeed have shown promise, researchers say.
Internet users edit 'sexist' book
A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.
A man is warned by police after driving around Leeds with a pick-up bumper sticker depicting a bound and hooded woman.
Costas Tsivicos, UK distributor of Foscam's webcams, explains how a Russian site came to show feeds from his firm's kit, and tells consumers how to protect themselves.
A 4m (13ft) tall "solar tree" is set to be installed in the centre of Bristol.
A council writes to all schools in the ward area of one of its councillors, warning them he poses a "potential risk".
Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.
Yaya Toure is among the Premier League players who may miss club games in the new year to compete in the Africa Cup of Nations.
England women's midfielder Karen Carney believes their historic game at Wembley on Sunday proves there is an appetite for the women's game.
A look back at the life of Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols
Two paedophiles serving life sentences for murdering a woman launch a human rights bid to see each other in prison.
British defending champion Savannah Marshall loses at the Women's World Championships in Jeju, Korea.
Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind could be out for up to six months with a knee injury suffered while playing for the Netherlands.
The Myanmar army denies it deliberately targeted a Kachin rebel camp in a mortar attack that killed 23 people.
An arrest warrant is issued for former Rangers owner Craig Whyte after he failed to appear for a court hearing.
Ivory Coast could face sanctions over a pitch invasion that followed their qualification for the Africa Cup of Nations finals.
The doctor and father of a 13-year-old who died after allegedly undergoing female genital mutilation are cleared in a landmark trial in Egypt.