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An MP is campaigning to have the term "child prostitute" removed from planned laws because it "protects abusers".
Some patients are redirected from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and procedures postponed as it is "very busy", largely due to "seasonal pressures".
After concerns about security online greetings card company Moonpig is investigating "flaws" and has disabled its app "as a precaution".
Convicted paedophile Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins made a woman sign a gagging order when she threatened to go to the police over concerns he would abuse a child, a trial has heard.
Volunteer marshals should undergo mandatory training before working at motor sport rallies, according to a report.
The much-anticipated return of ITV drama Broadchurch is watched by eight million people, according to overnight figures.
US officials rule out swapping a jailed Puerto Rican nationalist for imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez.
At least 12 Ukrainian servicemen were killed and more than 20 injured in eastern Ukraine when their bus hit military trucks, police and local media say.
US company SpaceX has postponed an experiment to bring part of its Falcon rocket down to a soft landing on a floating sea platform.
An investigation is launched after a rugby player with a broken leg was left waiting on the pitch for three hours for an ambulance to arrive.
The eurozone economy saw anaemic growth in December and suffered its worst quarter for more than a year, a survey indicates.
Conservative MP Mark Pritchard says he is "glad its all over" after rape allegations against him were dropped
Sony has condemned the "vicious" cyber attack that led to it suspending the release of its film The Interview.
Scientists at Oxford University have begun immunising healthy volunteers with a new Ebola vaccine
The man responsible for refloating the Costa Concordia says the next 24 hours are crucial to the salvage operation of the Hoegh Osaka.
Police in the Indian capital Delhi say that they are treating the death of the wife of former Indian minister Shashi Tharoor as murder, nearly a year after her body was found in a hotel room.
Actor Liam Neeson tells the BBC's Louise Minchin about his surprise at finding himself playing the part of an action hero at the age of 55.
A 74-year-old man appears in court charged with 25 offences including rape and child cruelty.
UKIP is investigating after its official website disappeared - with the UKIP.org address linking through to a domain hosting page.
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival in China