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Is your gall bladder really a 'useless' organ?
A court in Pretoria hears from Oscar Pistorius' psychologist as the athlete awaits sentencing for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
BBC News highlights the importance of sound effects in crafting a successful video game.
Dick O'Brien talks about the loneliness he experiences as new research says there are increasing numbers of men who face isolation in old age.
Income tax is likely to fall short of the government's target for this financial year despite record employment, the Office for Budget Responsibility warns.
Two suspects are arrested in Venezuela in connection with the murder of lawmaker Robert Serra of the governing PSUV party on 1 October.
Tania Clarence will not face murder charges over deaths of her three children at their London home, the Old Bailey hears.
Lewis Hamilton says that the world championship battle is far from over despite moving into his biggest lead this season.
How social media affects the way we see ourselves
North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is healthy, the country's ambassador says, despite the leader's non-appearance in public since September.
A Viking treasure trove thought to be worth a six-figure sum is unearthed in a field in Dumfriesshire by a man using a metal detector.
A new species of mussel has been found in the UK which could be hugely damaging to British wildlife.
Award winning photos by Davide Monteleone
Northern Soul looks set for a cultural revival, thanks to a film which has gathered some unexpected momentum.
By-elections cost more per constituency and per voter than general elections.
The South African athlete Oscar Pistorius will return to court for sentencing after being convicted of killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Turkey has agreed to let the US use its military bases in the campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, senior US officials say.
Influential Brazilian environmentalist Marina Silva backs opposition candidate Aecio Neves against Dilma Rousseff in the presidential poll run-off.
Monday's papers give plenty of space to UKIP's latest offer to the Conservatives, and there is reflection in various stories on the state of the health service.
Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa will reopen the rail link between the capital, Colombo, and Jaffna in the country's north.