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Hundreds of school children, among them a pupil of only eight, have been caught with drugs on school premises, new figures reveal.
The economy takes centre stage in the election campaign as Labour and the Conservatives launch attacks on each other's plans ahead of an independent analysis.
Physical activity has little role in tackling obesity - and instead public health messages should squarely focus on unhealthy eating, doctors say.
With the order book for the most recent jumbo jets by Boeing and Airbus looking sparse, BBC News explains why the outlook for the jumbo is not looking good.
The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupts for the first time in more than four decades, sending a plume of smoke and ash several kilometres high.
A graphic designer receives "torrents of abuse" from South America over a design for a new football kit he sketched as a hobby.
An experimental drug has cured monkeys infected with the strain of the Ebola virus present in West Africa, US-based scientists say.
A clean-up operation is beginning in NSW after violent storms left four people dead and tens of thousands of homes without power in the Australian state.
The super-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is confirmed for the MGM Grand, claims promoter Bob Arum.
With more of us living longer, the BBC's Social Affairs correspondent Alison Holt looks at how will we pay for the social care the elderly need in old age.
The US accuses Russia of deploying more air defence systems in eastern Ukraine in breach of February's ceasefire agreement.
Does being a 'normal bloke' win votes?
England close on 74-0 after Stuart Broad's 4-61 helps them to bowl out West Indies for 299 in the second Test in Grenada.
With 20-time champion jockey AP McCoy set to retire, 11 contenders who have the pedigree to claim his crown.
Welsh band 9Bach pick up the album of the year award at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
Real Madrid reach the semi-finals of the Champions League thanks to Javier Hernandez's late strike against Atletico.
A woman arrested under the Terrorism Act by detectives investigating the murder of a Syrian-born preacher in north-west London is released, police say.
A fugitive in Kentucky turns himself into authorities after decades on the run, in order to get medical care.
Floyd Mayweather's unbeaten record is 'a massive burden' but he can still beat Manny Pacquiao on 2 May, says Joe Calzaghe.
Juventus reach their first Champions League semi-final since 2003 as they defend solidly to earn a second-leg draw in Monaco.