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The photographer with one foot in Scotland, the other in England
Ofqual says just 3% of England's GCSE entries will earn the highest mark of Grade 9 under the new system of marking pupils from 1-9 rather than A*-G.
A Seattle judge orders an HIV-positive man to stop spreading the disease and seek treatment after he infected eight people in four years.
The CIA triples its highest estimate for the number of fighters with Islamic State as the US seeks Turkey's support for action against the group.
Former Sainsbury's boss Justin King warns an independent Scotland will mean rising prices, put investment at risk, and affect Scottish food producers.
In a shantytown in Rio De Janeiro, a British-backed scientific initiative harnesses the energy we generate in our daily lives to light up a football pitch.
A teacher in the US state of Utah who was legally carrying a gun in her school was seriously injured when it accidentally discharged, police say.
The brain is still active while we asleep, say scientists, who found people were able to classify words according to their meaning during their slumber.
An actor best-known for his role in 80's sitcom Bread has been chosen as the Conservative candidate in the Clacton by-election, following an open primary.
The Boxtrolls is the latest stop-motion animation film from Laika.
Which unusual animal was found in a restaurant's freezer?
Anti-government demonstrators in Islamabad set up a makeshift school, saying they do not want children to miss out on their education.
A robot unveiled today at the British Science Festival will be loading dishwashers next year, its developers claim.
Armenia's global publicity campaign
The Rastafarian 'promised land' that is less than perfect
How business is saving water to save all of our futures
Why would you want to shrink a ZX Spectrum computer?
UK Ebola survivor William Pooley explains why he is retuning to Africa to fight the spread of the disease just weeks after he was discharged from hospital.
Does US president have the authority to strike IS?
Researchers at Glasgow University claim a breakthrough in efficiently producing hydrogen fuel from water.