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The smallest and rarest marine dolphin in the world could be extinct within 15 years if protection is not stepped up, according to research.
The Victorian government may soon begin culling koalas in Cape Otway for the third time in three years because of "over population".
Ben Weller has been taking pictures of South Korea's
Former Labour housing minister John Healey announces his bid to become deputy leader after being "dismayed" by the debate within the party since the election.
A powerful tornado has swept through northern Mexico, killing at least 13 people and causing widespread destruction.
Apple promotes British designer Jony Ive to chief design officer, according to reports.
A heatwave sweeping India has killed more than 500 people, with most of the deaths in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
An online petition calling for the scrapping of Australia's tax on tampons is backed by the Treasurer Joe Hockey.
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Ofgem announces it will investigate after figures reveal more than half a million pre-payment energy meters were forcibly installed in homes over the last six years.
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Potential trouble ahead for David Cameron's EU negotiations, and theories on what causes obesity are two of the topics in Tuesday's papers.
Dumfries and Galloway could be facing a serious shortage of GPs unless 25 new recruits are hired by the end of next year, BBC Scotland can reveal.
The Scottish first minister is to make her first major economic speech since the general election when she visits a football stadium.
Businessman Pawan Roy has employed workers to take down his own seven-storey tower by hand as aftershocks continue to rock Nepal.
Teachers must not be used as the "scapegoat" for problems in Scotland's education system, the country's largest teaching union warns.
Being overweight or obese in adolescence is linked to a greater risk of bowel cancer later in life, a study suggests.