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A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
How one man's luck landed him a place in cinema history
Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?
A young fashion designer from London has decided to mark Remembrance Day by creating a special "poppy hijab" for Muslim women.
The metal detectorists who are saving marriages
Ed Miliband will promise that a Labour government would grant cities and regions greater powers to improve bus services across England.
Sports Minister Helen Grant tells the inaugural Transforming Sport conference there is work to do to improve female participation.
Lewis Hamilton says it would "suck" if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.
Andy Murray books his place at the World Tour Finals with an emphatic victory over Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters.
A man is charged with the murder of Edward Gibson in west Belfast.
Costa Rica issues an alert and evacuates communities after ash from the Turrialba volcano reaches the capital, San Jose, and beyond.
Colombia's Farc rebel group acknowledges for the first time that its actions in Latin America's longest internal conflict "affected civilians".
Scores of bodies of Sunni Muslim tribesmen apparently killed by Islamic State militants are found in mass graves in western Iraq.
Scotland's women lose 2-0 in Rotterdam for a 4-1 aggregate defeat in their World Cup play-off semi-final.
UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the Ebola outbreak.
Thomas Menino, who served as mayor of Boston for more than 20 years, has died after a battle with cancer.
The artist behind a project to place almost 900,000 ceramic poppies around the Tower of London says he is surprised and happy that so many people have "taken it to heart".
Prince Harry meets supporters of the British Legion's London Poppy Day Appeal at Buckingham Palace.