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About 1,300 children in Northern Ireland are waiting to be assessed to find out if they have autism, the BBC has learned.
India's opposition Congress party calls a general strike in Chhattisgarh where 13 women died after sterilisation surgery at a state-run camp.
A Japanese man has burned himself to death in Tokyo in an apparent protest against a recent shift in military policy.
A group of respected doctors tell the NHS the decision to fund Ashya King's proton beam therapy could cause "actual harm".
Television presenter Charlie Webster resigns as a patron of Sheffield United after the football club allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to return to training.
The Environment Agency is reviewing the flood risk around the English coastline from high waves.
The WW1 airman who fell out of his plane - and back in again
Ministers have "completely oversold" the potential of shale gas, researchers from the UK Energy Research Centre tell the BBC.
Mexicans angry at the handling of the disappearance of 43 students six weeks ago attack ruling party building and fight with police.
The government's scheme offering free childcare for young people is facing chronic underfunding, according to a report commissioned by the Pre-school Learning Alliance.
Brazilian police have killed more than 11,000 people over the past five years, averaging about six killings a day, an NGO says.
The high success rate enjoyed by GCSE students in London is explained by the higher proportion of ethnic minority pupils in the capital, research finds.
Taking an unpaid internship can cost an individual £926 a month in London or £804 in Manchester, suggests research for an education charity.
The London Borough of Newham which hosted the 2012 Olympics is the least physically active place in England, say researchers.
Swiss researchers develop a way to "switch on" specific genes using the power of the mind.
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The world's most expensive watch has sold at auction in Geneva for 20.6m Swiss francs (£13.4m).
A patron of Sheffield United football club, Charlie Webster, has resigned over the club's decision to allow the convicted rapist, Ched Evans, to train with the squad.
Technology giant Yahoo said it will buy digital video advertising service BrightRoll for $640m (£402m).