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A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, despite violent protests.
A farmer who was fined last year for unlawfully slaughtering animals is fined again after dead cattle are found on his land.
Is moving house a nightmare or life affirming?
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle "petty corruption" in countries to which it gives aid, a report by a scrutiny body says.
As peace talks between the Colombian government and Farc rebels enter their third year, Vanessa Buschschluter asks what a peaceful Colombia would look like.
It has been one year since TV cameras started rolling in the Court of Appeal. But what has happened since? Legal Correspondent Clive Coleman investigates.
The UK has signed up to limited strategic military action in Iraq against Islamic State - and there are questions over its ability to do much more, says Jonathan Marcus.
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.
The health workers volunteering to fight Ebola
How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film
A poll suggesting Labour "wipeout" in Scotland, the continuing threat from Ebola and the future of an abuse inquiry chief make headlines.
Teachers who try to encourage low-achieving students with lots of praise could harm their learning, claims research into classroom tactics.
Genetic factors could play an important role in whether people survive or die from the Ebola virus, say US scientists.
Can Apple design guru Jony Ive turn the smartwatch into a hit?
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
How one man's luck landed him a place in cinema history
Tips for a disability-friendly Halloween
What did Robbie's wife tell him to stop singing during labour?