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A man who swallowed a frog and a lizard for the Neknominate online drinking game, is ordered to carry out community service.
The BBC's Claire Marshall takes a closer look at how you go about injecting a tree with a prototype fungicide, derived from garlic, as part of the fight against ash dieback.
How the quality of university courses in the UK is checked could be overhauled in the next few years.
A 100-year-old woman takes a high speed spin at Snetterton Circuit as part of her adrenalin fuelled centenary birthday celebrations.
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar, who has been reporting from Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone, explains how the BBC is covering the crisis safely.
US-born neuroscientist John O'Keefe loves Ordnance Survey maps. Why?
A Franciscan friar and about 20 parishioners have been abducted by jihadist rebels in north-western Syria, the Custody of the Holy Land says.
What's at stake in battle for Syria and Iraq
The so-called Heroine of Hackney who joined the Lib Dems after the 2011 London Riots is bidding to be an MP.
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London mayor Boris Johnson admits "you got me there" after failing to put a name to the Conservative candidate in the Clacton by-election.
Notorious convicted killer Carlos the Jackal, who carried out attacks in the 1970s and 1980s, is to go on trial again in France for two murders.
Why do the Turkish authorities have a complicated relationship with the region's Kurdish population?
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg says he offered to help secure the release of British hostage Alan Henning from Islamic State.
Actress Lynda Bellingham, who is suffering from cancer, talks about her decision to stop having chemotherapy.
Delay over hard economic reforms keeps eurozone in doldrums
A police chief warns that there are not enough specially-trained officers to deal with a rise in computer-related fraud in England and Wales.
Investigations begin at a Madrid hospital where a Spanish nurse is the first person known to have contracted the Ebola virus outside west Africa.
Hong Kong student leaders agree to hold formal talks with the government after a week of protests, which are still blocking parts of the city.
Workers on the London Underground are to hold a 48-hour strike next week in a long-running dispute over staff cuts.