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Clashes take place between Hong Kong police and a small group of protesters who tried to break into parliament early on Wednesday.
Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation because of failings by councils, the education watchdog warns.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledges $5.7m to launch a programme that uses plasma from Ebola survivors to try to treat the illness.
The Philae lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet, scientists have confirmed.
The US invented the concept of soft power, and pioneered its use, but does it work, and are other nations cottoning on, asks Ritula Shah?
Four people are being questioned by police over the disappearance of a beauty queen and her sister in Honduras.
The government only has a "limited understanding" of the impact of budget cuts on local authorities in England, the National Audit Office says.
Who should pay to keep East Anglia dry?
The number of lightning strikes across the UK has been significantly affected by solar activity, according to new research.
A British-led consortium outlines its plans to land a robotic probe, paid for by public donations, on the Moon in 10 years' time.
The family of the late Jamaican reggae artist Bob Marley launch what they describe as the world's first global cannabis brand.
Patients with diabetes are missing out on vital prescriptions that let them keep tabs on their condition, despite repeated warnings, says a UK charity.
Information on how patients fare with specific surgeons in England is to be highlighted in an NHS transparency drive.
A timelapse video showing thousands of planes coming in and out of the UK has been released by National Air Traffic Services.
Hacktivists tackle far-right group with social media attacks
Get On Up shows James Brown 'warts and all'
Shop sales slip in Scotland despite "solid demand" for gaming and beauty products and a strong online performance, say retailers.
Nicola Sturgeon is expected to be voted in as Scotland's first minister by parliament, after Alex Salmond stepped down from the role.
The BBC's Jennifer Pak speaks to one Malaysian family about why it is so hard to save.
Recalling the day two Birmingham pubs were attacked, killing 21