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A health warning is being issued by councils across England and Wales about the dangers of inhaling nitrous oxide, also known as "laughing gas".
Obama is reframing "war on terror" in local terms, says PJ Crowley
The UK is to send a team of NHS medical experts to help those who have been left wounded by the fighting in Gaza, Downing Street says.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan declares the outbreak of Ebola "a national emergency" and approves funds to help contain the deadly virus.
Persuading those planning to fight in Syria to come home
Canada launches a mission to map the Arctic seabed to support its claim for oil-rich undersea territory up to the North Pole.
Alastair Leithead visits the San Diego research centre where a serum used on two US Ebola patients was developed.
A British geography quiz you can do in the car
World number one Rory McIlroy has the halfway lead at the US PGA after a second-round 67 at Valhalla.
The bizarre story of Britain's first balloon riot
The PM's approach to further military action in Iraq
Suspected al-Qaeda militants abduct and kill at least 14 soldiers returning home from duty in east Yemen, officials and eyewitnesses say.
An exhibition opens honouring former Manchester City and England manager Joe Mercer, with items including a metal plate and screws from his leg.
The death of ex-Ronald Reagan aide James Brady is ruled a homicide, 33 years after he was wounded in an assassination attempt, police say.
In search of the perfect Full English breakfast
More than 24,000 cyclists are gearing up to ride 100 miles (160.9 km) through London and Surrey at the RideLondon event.
When New York was famous for being covered with graffiti
How a US cafe's 15% 'prayer discount' sparked an internet row
A surge in illegal gold mining has destroyed vast areas of the Amazon forest in Brazil.
The Scottish government is to publish a report which, it says, highlights the environmental benefits of independence.