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Inside the 'world's most dangerous' hospital
A day after Chancellor George Osborne enjoyed a largely positive reaction to his Autumn Statement, papers probe what his plans could mean for the UK.
The man who kicked off the use of hashtags on Twitter has described the invention as "an accidental trip over a very simple idea".
The Holy See has much more money than previously assumed, the cardinal responsible for the Vatican's finances says.
Stephen Hawking says that the development of artificial intelligence threatens the future of humanity - what do computer scientists say about the danger?
Why a death threat shut down a restaurant
The RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk is caring for a record number of ill and orphaned seals. Manager Alison Charles introduced BBC News to some of the pups.
Reported sexual assaults in the US military rise by 8% this year to 5,983, with nearly two-thirds of those who reported saying they faced retaliation.
The Scottish Beaver Trial, the first formal reintroduction of a mammal ever to take place in the UK, has published its final report.
Public services in the UK are facing a protracted squeeze, but where will the cuts be made? We ask four experts.
India's government is worried the country is too dependent on Chinese drug imports, and could be vulnerable if relations between the two countries deteriorate.
The cruise ship engineer dreaming of FA Cup glory this weekend
City of Edinburgh Council is expected to announce plans for major changes to how y it is run after a year-long review by its chief executive.
A new law comes into force which makes the legal drink-drive limit in Scotland lower than that elsewhere in the UK.
A DUP minister says there is "some degree of hope" of a prospect of a deal in the cross-party talks taking place at Stormont.
Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham says Labour needs to "up our game" if the party is to win the general election.
Australia's senate narrowly approves changes to migration laws that include reintroducing controversial temporary visas for refugees.
Food giant Premier Foods has received millions of pounds from its suppliers in return for the chance to continue working with it, Newsnight learns.
Lyse Doucet reports on the future of Afghanistan as British troops return back to the UK.
Friendly bacteria in the human gut can trigger a natural immune response against malaria, say researchers.