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Hundreds of South Sudanese boys have been kidnapped and forced to become child soldiers, the UN says, blaming a government-allied militia.
Health Secretary Shona Robison urges health boards to suspend mesh implant operations until an independent review into their use is published.
The crisis in Syria has let to a surge in investigations and interventions carried out by anti-terrorism officers, according to the Metropolitan Police.
Pakistan fight back from a below-par batting display to beat Zimbabwe and keep their World Cup quarter-final hopes alive.
The Conservatives accuse Vince Cable of trying to water down a ban on "hate preachers" in English universities to protect free speech.
Parliamentary elections in Egypt are set to be delayed after the country's Supreme Court ruled part of an election law unconstitutional.
Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves leaves the door open for an England return for Kevin Pietersen.
A man has died and another is in a stable condition in hospital following an incident in Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, police confirm.
Politicians should be "tested" on their approach to immigration, the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales says, adding he is "dismayed" it is a big issue.
Plans to devolve even more power to Wales are not being blocked by Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith, Labour insists.
The number of young people waiting more than a year to be treated by mental health services has increased 10-fold in a year, figures reveal.
A lack of film roles for actresses in their 50s is "a disaster" and the situation is unlikely to change, Dame Kristin Scott Thomas says.
A knife-wielding man who threatened a baby at a south London property stabs a police officer twice as he tries to intervene.
Four police officers are injured at an illegal rave attended by several hundred people in Wiltshire.
Runners compete in Hong Kong's first inner-city ultra marathon, despite organisers describing it as "quite boring".
England look short of confidence and must quickly find a way back to form, says BBC cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew.
A driver questioned over the death of a 12-year-old boy on a road in Cardiff on Friday is released on bail.
Many young people in Northern Ireland are being educated for the wrong careers, says the head of a Belfast-based technology firm.
In the parts of northern Syria where so called Islamic State has taken control, a brutal code of public floggings and executions is being enforced with particular dangers for women.
Rafael Nadal reaches his first final since winning the French Open last June after beating Carlos Berlocq at the Argentina Open.