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A type of genetically engineered fly which eventually kills itself off can be an effective method of pest control, according to new research.
A top 10 of A-level history options puts Russian dictators and US civil rights as the most widely studied topics
Infusing tiny spheres of gold into the heart of cancer cells may help boost the effectiveness of conventional treatment, according to recent research.
Pharmacies should be providing a wider range of health services because of their excellent reach into communities, researchers say.
Should pregnant mothers be told about 'chance' instead of 'risk'?
Is London moving its gardens to the skies?
Why is a scholastic emphasis Sanskrit so controversial?
The mother of a police informant whose badly burned body was found under a railway archway in north London accuses Scotland Yard of a "cover up".
Turning Senegal's discarded rubber into art
The UN Human Rights Council has appointed an independent commission to investigate allegations of war crimes by both sides in the Israel Gaza conflict. Orla Guerin reports.
A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Ecuador's capital, Quito, killing two people and injuring eight others, the authorities say.
Life in the Soviet Union's top holiday camp
Meet the blind Americans who exercise their right to bear arms
There are four times as many violent assaults at a privately-run prison in South Yorkshire than at similar jails, inspectors find.
The IPPR think tank says a full-blown economic recovery will not help fix the UK's youth unemployment problem, which it says is structural.
Head teachers say they will publish their own independent exam school league tables, bypassing any political involvement.
The man who sells rugs to the stars
Vine clip creators cash in on their fame
Manchester United make Wayne Rooney their new captain, with midfielder Darren Fletcher named as vice-captain.
A copper mine in north-west Mexico was slow to report that large quantities of a toxic chemical were spilling into a river last week, officials say.