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Thailand's parliament votes to ban commercial surrogacy following international outrage over the largely unregulated trade.
A rapid 15-minute blood test for Ebola which researchers say would increase the chances of survival from the virus, is to be trialled in Guinea.
Can we judge an artwork purely on its own merits - be it a film, painting, play or sitcom - or do we inevitably take its creator's character into account?
The chief medical officer for England has warned that too few toddlers are having the seasonal flu vaccine.
Scotland's new pro-independence newspaper, The National, is to continue indefinitely following a successful trial.
Official figures published yesterday show how migration has already transformed the UK and will continue to change it in an era of mass movement of people.
Assistant manager Roy Keane leaves Aston Villa with immediate effect at his own request.
The lowest-ever number of winter deaths were recorded last year, official figures for England and Wales show.
England captain Alastair Cook says he feels safe despite Phillip Hughes's death and bouncers must not be outlawed.
A paedophile doctor who abused boys with cancer arrives in court for his sentencing hearing.
Australians have been paying tribute to Phillip Hughes by putting their cricket bats outside their homes, as Phil Mercer reports.
The Department of the Environment's road safety promotion campaign could be significantly curtailed as a result of budget cuts.
Susie Wolff will stay at the Williams team next season in an enhanced role as test driver.
Black Friday has long been the most important day of the year for the US retail sector.
Police were called to a 24-hour Tesco supermarket in Glasgow amid reports of scuffles as shoppers queued for Black Friday bargains.
A woman and a boy believed to be mother and son are critically ill in hospital following a suspected arson attack in Kidderminster.
Seven mental health patients have killed themselves in England since 2012 after being told there were no hospital beds for them, the BBC has learned.
Which singer didn't want Taylor Swift playing her in a movie?
The government is reviewing the way grey squirrels numbers are managed in England, and is assessing whether more needs to be done to control numbers.
The fashion world is joining in the fight against the Ebola virus - supermodel Naomi Campbell has launched a pop-up shop in London to raise funds to help people in affected countries.