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A study links commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.
A High Court judge rules that a mistake by Companies House caused a 124-year-old south Wales company to go into administration.
Extreme weather linked to natural climate events over the Pacific Ocean will double as the world warms, according to climate modelling.
New high-speed video footage suggests that the classic chemistry explosion of an alkali metal in water is driven by positive charges repelling each other.
A trial involving France's richest woman has begun in Bordeaux with a revelation that one of the key defendants tried to commit suicide
Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from of Kobane, activists say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town.
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong says he would probably cheat again if he was in the same situation as he was during the 1990s.
Lance Armstrong is still fighting, but BBC sports editor Dan Roan sees how his fall from grace has taken an inevitable toll.
In his first TV interview for two years, Lance Armstrong discusses forgiveness, the future and for what he is and is not sorry.
Lance Armstrong says the time is coming when he should be forgiven, and tells the BBC he would do it again under the same circumstances.
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Manchester United forward Robin van Persie says he will do everything he can to improve his goalscoring form.
A closer look at the Greek elections and what the result means for the country.
Former weatherman Fred Talbot told a 15-year-old boy he would be "happy to oblige" if he wanted to experiment sexually with other men.
Famous Indian cartoonist RK Laxman has died in hospital aged 94, Indian media reports say.
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Lotus expect a "huge leap forward" after a disappointing season last year as they release an image of their 2015 car.
Mattel removes chief executive as Barbie falls out of favour, sending sales in the crucial Christmas season down 6%.
How Saudi women mocked men calling for gender segregation
Prime Minister Tony Abbott uses Australia Day to announce a knighthood for Prince Philip, sparking criticism from lawmakers.