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Ongoing conflict in South Sudan is taking a heavy toll. BBC News looks at some of the numbers behind the crisis
There are "significant gaps" in raising standards in schools in England, a report by spending watchdog the National Audit Office says.
A UK national sperm bank - charged with reversing a growing shortage of sperm - starts work in Birmingham.
The US Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce the end of its "quantitative easing" policy this week. Has it worked? Or has it set the scene for another financial crisis?
Is eating sage better for your alertness than coffee?
The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him special powers
Jetpacks, driverless cars and solar roads
Manager Manuel Pellegrini is "worried" by Manchester City's form ahead of Sunday's derby against Manchester United.
This year's mid-term elections are set to become the most expensive in US history. Where is this money coming from and what is it doing to campaigns, candidates and the political process?
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he is confident in his ability after knocking Manchester City out of the League Cup.
On the 40th anniversary of Muhammad Ali v George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire, BBC Sport speaks to those who were there.
The developer forced to leave her home due to threats
Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.
Two health officials from the United States attend an Ebola conference in Cuba despite frosty relations between the two long-standing adversaries.
Rain has helped tamp down smoke from a creeping lava flow, which continues to threaten residents of a Hawaiian village.
Puppy farmer John Lowe, 82, has been found guilty of murdering his partner Christine Lee and her daughter Lucy Lee on his Surrey puppy farm
An appeal for the Ebola crisis in West Africa is to be launched by the Disasters Emergency Committee.
England bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson say they are saddened by Kevin Pietersen's claims of a bullying culture.
The Vatican has unveiled a new hi-tech LED lighting system for the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
A Royal Air Force fighter jet apparently threatened to "shoot down" a Latvian cargo plane after it lost contact with air traffic controllers above Kent.