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There has been a big increase in the number of people referred to GP surgeries and A&E, analysis of the NHS 111 urgent care line in England shows.
A plane belonging to Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways crash-lands in a Taipei river with more than 50 people on board, local reports say.
Jordan executes two convicted prisoners, including a female jihadist, following the killing of one its pilots by Islamic State (IS) militants.
New figures suggest the UK's most subsidised theatre companies have increased production over the last five years. What is the story behind the stats?
The number of plays staged by the UK's most-subsidised theatre companies rose by a fifth between 2009 and 2014, BBC research suggests.
Asian markets are mostly rising after US crude prices climbed for a fourth consecutive day, raising hopes the oil price crash may be nearing an end.
The woman who swam with sharks and other sad losses
The lines running alarmingly close to the sea
Can you stop a paedophile before they offend?
The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil speaks to the family of Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi about their lives in hiding, after she was given a death sentence for insulting the Prophet Muhammad.
A commuter train hits a vehicle on the tracks north of New York City, killing at least six people and injuring 12, officials say.
Jordan vows to avenge the killing of pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh after a video posted by Islamic State militants claims to show him being burned alive.
There are twice as many empty shops in England's northern towns and cities than in the South, research suggests.
Rising numbers of people are at risk of homelessness in England, but official data does not reflect this, a study by charities says.
One in two people in the UK will probably develop cancer at some point, but lifestyle choices could still arrest the rise, experts say.
Islamist militant group Boko Haram continues to wage a brutal insurgency in Nigeria. Four experts ask to what extent failings of the country's army are responsible.
The family of a schoolteacher who died after a sledging accident in Glasgow are setting up a charity to help children in poverty.
Police Scotland has reneged on a commitment to abolish stop searches on young children, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.
J M Smucker, the US maker of jam, coffee and packaged goods, is entering the fast-growing pet food business by buying Big Heart Pet Brands.
Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman planned an arrest warrant for President Fernandez before his mysterious death last month, investigators say.