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A Glasgow woman discovered that her persistent nosebleeds had been caused by a leech living in her nostril.
"Superhuman" efforts were made by the family of a British doctor to secure his release before his death in a Syrian prison, an inquest has heard.
A backpacker finds a leech which had been living in her nose for a month after returning from a trip to South East Asia.
A man is jailed for punching and killing a bystander who tried to break up a fight outside a Caerphilly pub.
The UK government is seeking buyers for its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to help boost the public finances but Labour warns against a "rushed" sell-off.
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A court in China's restive Xinjiang region sentences 12 people to death for attacks that left nearly 100 people dead in July.
A huge wooden sculpture draped with swathes of coloured fabric by Richard Tuttle is the latest artwork to fill Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in London.
Six months on the campaign trail with UKIP leader
Voice of America News' Benno Muchler reports on a burial teams in the Liberian capital Monrovia and the grim and risky task of dealing with the infected bodies of Ebola victims.
A 93-year-old describes the the "despair" and loneliness he has suffered since becoming a widower.
A 43-year-old man appears in court in Enniskillen over bombs and weapons found at a farm in Kinawley, County Fermanagh.
A pro-Russian Donetsk rebel leader, Pavel Gubarev, is unconscious in hospital after gunmen fired at his car, causing it to crash.
People who post so-called "revenge porn" pictures and videos onto the internet could face two years in jail under a new law.
Three minibuses are involved in a collision in southern Egypt, killing at least 30 people and injuring more than a dozen, security sources say.
Is your gall bladder really a 'useless' organ?
A court in Pretoria hears from Oscar Pistorius' psychologist as the athlete awaits sentencing for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
BBC News highlights the importance of sound effects in crafting a successful video game.
Dick O'Brien talks about the loneliness he experiences as new research says there are increasing numbers of men who face isolation in old age.
Income tax is likely to fall short of the government's target for this financial year despite record employment, the Office for Budget Responsibility warns.