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Children went missing from council care in south-west England more than 350 times in the past five years, official figures reveal.
One of two gunmen shot dead outside a Texas event showing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was a previous terror suspect, court documents show.
Regular blood tests can detect 86% of ovarian cancers before the point at which normally women would be diagnosed, according to a 14-year trial.
Senegal is to send 2,100 troops to support the Saudi-led campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen, its foreign minister says.
A government inquiry in Victoria is to investigate claims of widespread exploitation of foreign workers in Australia's food sector.
It is over a year since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported, but how prepared are we for the next global health crisis?
As a new exhibition of the work of modernist architect Le Corbusier opens in Paris, controversy swirls around his alleged links to fascism, writes Lucy Williamson.
The Canadian government tries to block the release of an ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate as he appeals against his war crimes conviction in a US court.
MSPs are to question a senior judge on his recommendations for a reform of the Fatal Accident Inquiry (FAI) system.
Proceedings in the UK's Supreme Court can now be viewed online via an on-demand video archive, making hearings available to view for up to a year.
How Puerto Rico is changing - and changing America
The Peruvian government sends indigenous culture specialists to help a community in the Amazon rainforest after a man was killed by a member of an isolated tribe.
With just two days until the polling stations open, all the Scottish party leaders are warning of the risks of voting for their opponents.
Is the latest slimming device harmful?
The Silicon Valley entrepreneur and SurveyMonkey Chief Executive Dave Goldberg died of severe head trauma, according to local officials.
The doctor who cut out his own appendix
The Canadian mother fighting against radicalisation
Everything you need to know about how the next government will be formed if the election ends with no winner.
Some young Muslim voters say they feel alienated
Offbeat moments from the campaign trail