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A single mother with one-year-old twins explains to BBC Breakfast how she needed a Danish sperm donor and how she plans to tell the girls about their conception.
The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
The United Nations is appealing for thousands of healthcare workers to volunteer to help in the countries worst affected by Ebola.
The NHS in Scotland is finding it "increasingly difficult to cope", according to the public spending watchdog.
From colour changing glasses to space age cooling waistcoats - the latest technology in Japan
The UK housing market is showing signs of slowing down, the Nationwide says, with the annual rate of price growth slowing to 9% in October.
The Liberal Democrat minister responsible for tackling drug use, Norman Baker, says the government should look at drug abuse as a health issue.
Mother Karen Audino says she wants tighter restriction on so-called legal highs after her son Jimmy Guichard died.
San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.
With most Nato members intent on cutting defence spending, Mark Urban asks the alliance's new chief Jens Stoltenberg how he can stop it becoming an association of broken promises.
The government's strategy on illegal drugs, tax pledges and care for the elderly are among the stories on the front pages.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.
Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.
Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened
England's strange and ancient Halloween alternatives