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Scotland could be short of at least 500 doctors by 2020, according to figures compiled by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Scottish parties will focus on women, the NHS and taxes as election campaigning continues.
Solar Impulse has landed safely in Nanjing in the east of China, much to the delight of its mission control team.
England are frustrated by a counter-attacking unbeaten 94 by Marlon Samuels on a scrappy first day of the second Test.
Richard Bilton travels by helicopter above the Mediterranean where hundreds have died, and speaks to those who have made it safely to the island of Lampedusa.
Pep Guardiola says Bayern Munich's Champions League victory over Porto was as important as "life or death".
US Drug Enforcement Administration director Michele Leonhart is to step down after allegations that agents attended sex parties in Colombia funded by drug cartels.
A man in the US city of Colorado faces police action after becoming so frustrated with his computer that he shot it eight times, police say.
Nine people in Kentucky are charged with stealing large quantities of bourbon whiskey worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
As a Japanese magnetic levitation train breaks the world speed record, the BBC reveals the world's fastest passenger trains.
As Saudi Arabia ends its bombing campaign against rebels in Yemen, the BBC's Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen gives his analysis on finding a political solution in Yemen.
West Ham say they will reduce season ticket prices in 2016-17 because of the Premier League's record television deal.
Poland announces a major deal to buy Patriot surface-to-air missiles from the US, amid rising tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.
The US Department of Justice opens an investigation into the death of a black man who died in police custody in Baltimore.
After Aston Villa's FA Cup semi-final success against Liverpool, general election candidates from around Birmingham have been showing off their ball skills.