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Smart syringes that can be used only once should be used for injections, the World Health Organization has announced.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland can learn lessons from schools in England ahead of a visit to a high achieving London junior school.
HSBC has said 2014 was a "challenging year" after reporting a 17% drop in profit to $18.7bn.
North Korean authorities ban foreigners from the annual Pyongyang marathon because of concerns over the spread of the Ebola virus, travel agencies say.
Benedict Cumberbatch says that the Oscars are "fantastic" despite missing out on the best actor trophy.
A 22-year-old woman from Londonderry is in a critical condition in an Indonesian hospital after collapsing while on holiday.
Weather forecasters warn of hazardous driving conditions on Monday and Tuesday as sleet, snow and hail showers sweep across Scotland.
The Ukrainian military says it cannot start withdrawing heavy weapons from the front line in the east until the rebels stop shelling its positions.
England must ignore the negativity and stick together after their World Cup win against Scotland, says Moeen Ali.
Two groups of Kenyan tech innovators are selected to help the BBC reach young African audiences through social and digital platforms.
The funeral of a four-year-old girl killed in a tipper truck crash is to be held at Bath Abbey later.
BBC News looks back at some of the highlights of the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony.
Housebuilder Bovis Homes reports a big rise in profits to £133.5m after an "excellent" year, with house sales at a record high.
A "refreshed" Scottish economic strategy next month will highlight inequality and science. It's getting some advice this week on what to put in the chapter about boosting exports.
An operation to airlift hundreds of tonnes of heather brash and crushed stone to repair a hilltop walking route begins on Monday.
The seventh day of searching for schoolboy Cameron Comey gets underway on Monday morning.
A woman who was shot by her estranged husband wants a law passed saying domestic violence issues will be taught in schools.
A man in his 30s dies after being swept out to sea while walking his dog in Scarborough.
BBC Inside Out investigates why there have been no successful prosecutions for female genital mutilation even though it has been a criminal offence in Britain for 30 years.
A fresh appeal for information is due to be made by police later ahead of the 10th anniversary of the disappearance of a missing Bangor woman.