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Sharing a bed with your newborn baby increases the risk of sudden death syndrome - commonly known as cot death - fivefold, research suggests.
The lives of hospital patients who are put on a drip are being placed at risk by poor attention by staff to intravenous fluid care, experts warn.
The policies of past and present Westminster governments have held back Scotland, Holyrood's SNP administration claims in an economic document on independence.
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The European Parliament is to meet to debate ways to tackle tax evasion, as the EU aims to stem the huge flow of funds lost to member states.
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Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen explores what might happen if Iran continues with its nuclear programme.
A vaccine to protect sheep and cattle from a livestock virus spread by midges has been approved by government vets.
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Fifteen-year-old Abby Harrison is already training to become an astronaut and hopes to reach Mars by 2030.
A gigantic tornado has ripped through a suburb of Oklahoma City, on the second day in a row the Midwestern state of Oklahoma has been slammed by twisters.
The government reaches agreement with Labour which will allow its bill to legalise gay marriage in England and Wales to proceed in Parliament.
The FTSE 100 reaches its highest closing level since September 2000, with analysts saying that the index may climb further.
A family member carrying out a home DIY job may have caused an explosion which killed two people and left a third in hospital, say police.
Jonny Wilkinson says he will do everything possible to be fit enough to answer a Lions injury call if he is needed.
England batsman Kevin Pietersen is still not sure he will be ready to face Australia in the Ashes this summer.
The SDLP is to try to block a bill that prevents former prisoners guilty of serious offences from holding posts as Stormont special advisers (SPADs), after the party's proposed amendments failed to win support.
US President Barack Obama will visit Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania in his first extended tour of sub-Saharan Africa, the White House says.
Jose Mourinho's return to Chelsea could be a risky one following his acrimonious 2007 exit, says chief football writer Phil McNulty