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A leading drugs expert says cannabis addicts are being let down because there is too much focus on helping people hooked on class A substances.
The BBC's global health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar tries on full protective equipment whilst at an Ebola treatment centre in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The wife of Raif Badawi, the Saudi blogger sentenced to ten-years in jail and 1,000 lashes has compared Saudi Arabia's actions to that of Islamist militants
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government is for the first time prepared to begin talks on a bilateral ceasefire with Farc rebels.
Divers in Indonesia go down to the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 in the hope of finding its missing passengers and crew.
Pope Francis heads to the Philippines for a five-day stay that will include a huge Mass in the capital and a visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban.
Amnesty International has released satellite images of the Nigerian town of Baga, showing the scale of destruction after last week's attack by Boko Haram.
People across the UK are warned of possible disruption to transport and power as rain and gales sweep in behind the snow that hit many areas.
DC punk rock archive to preserve city's music history
Pope Francis will visit the Philippines on his visit to Asia
The government refuses to say whether it has followed its own rules in allowing China's investment in a new nuclear plant.
People left out of pocket when a failed Christmas attraction in Harrogate closed early have been told they are unlikely to get their money back.
The artist behind the Tower of London poppies installation is being given an honorary degree by the University of Derby.
Three men who contracted hepatitis C from contaminated imported blood begin a legal case in the UK to challenge the compensation scheme.
Maximum limits will be set on levels of fat, salt and sugar in food marketed to children under a Labour government, the shadow health secretary will say.
A lack of exercise could be killing twice as many people in Europe as obesity, a 12-year study of more than 300,000 people suggests.
David Cameron and Barack Obama promise to defeat the "distorted ideology" of terrorism, ahead of talks between the two leaders in Washington.
The cases for and against the TV election debates
Could the type of weapons used in Paris attack reach UK?
Explaining below-target inflation to a chancellor who thinks it's a good thing.