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An international comparison shows that teenagers in the UK, particularly from wealthier families, spend more time on homework than many European countries
Scientists have clashed over claims that sugar may be worse for blood pressure and heart health than salt.
Scientists have created a chemical that can be added to food to make people feel fuller.
Drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide by 2050 unless action is taken, a study says.
More than 5,000 people worldwide died in November as a result of jihadist violence, a BBC investigation reveals.
The former first minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond has told BBC Newsnight he believes that SNP could play a decisive role in forming the next UK government - for the first time in a generation.
Do we buy more of a product if a celebrity promotes it?
Kabul's former police chief, Zahir Zahir talks about the suicide bomb in early November which he narrowly avoided.
Britain's Jenson Button is to partner Spain's Fernando Alonso at McLaren for the 2015 Formula One season.
Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is determined to do everything he can to secure agreement in the cross-party talks in Northern Ireland.
Tracking a month of jihadist attacks
Chris Cook reflects on analysis of NHS patients referred to private hospitals for two common surgeries.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keen to avoid the "sharks in the ocean" in the Champions League last-16 draw.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini believes his depleted side deserve more credit for their Champions League qualification.
Neymar scores a spectacular goal as Barcelona come from behind to defeat Paris St-Germain and finish top of Group F.
Ennis-Hill on Ched Evans, post-baby life and Rio 2016
Scientists deal a blow to the theory that most water on Earth came from comets.
Families in Dagenham have turned their row of homes into a setting inspired by Disney hit film Frozen for Christmas.
Who is through, who is out, who the English teams could face and how records have tumbled in this season's group phase.
Hundreds of people gather in west London in support of protests in the US over the death of Eric Garner at the hands of the New York police.