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University exchanges have a far-reaching influence on working lives and romantic relationships, says a study.
Two-thirds of rail passengers are unhappy with the way their train company deals with delays or cancellations, a survey suggests.
A leading UK theatre organisation pledges to balance the number of male and female actors that appear in its self-generated productions.
The largest gathering of veterans who operated the Colossus code-cracking computer in World War II has been held at Bletchley Park.
The future prospects of children in England are being hampered because society fails them in the early years, a leading health academic says.
Adults and children should consider having TV-free days or limiting viewing to two hours a day under new proposals to tackle obesity.
The 900 year story behind the creation of a UK parliament
Labour leader Ed Miliband will set out a 10-year plan to make Britain a "world class country" in his final conference speech before the general election.
Mark Lowen speaks to refugees on Turkey's border with Syria, as the Turkish government says more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed over in the last three days to try to escape IS militants.
Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?
Detectives investigating the disappearance of the missing school girl Alice Gross have been searching the River Brent in West London, close to where she was last seen on 28 August.
The man who broke into the White House on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car, officials say.
The Labour party will show Scots they made the "right choice" rejecting independence, Ed Miliband is expected to tell his party's conference.
Northern Ireland's biggest accident and emergency department was under pressure on Monday night, the BBC understands.
Northern Ireland's deputy chief constable says it is a "matter of great regret" it has taken so long for police to hand over files on nine killings in the 1980s.
A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.
About 30 firefighters tackle a huge blaze which has destroyed a barn at a farm near Inverness in the Highlands.
Red Bull's Christian Horner insists Daniel Ricciardo and Sebastian Vettel are still in the fight for the drivers' championship.
A New Jersey university student was killed after being mauled by a black bear, in what official called an extremely rare attack on a human.
As the artwork for the new Pink Floyd album is unveiled, the band's creative director Aubrey Po speaks to BBC 6 Music about finding the right cover.