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A gene therapy has stabilised and slightly improved cystic fibrosis in some of 136 patients in a trial.
International comparisons are notoriously difficult with healthcare - different models and variable data quality can complicate the task. But Nuffield Trust and the Health Foundation have had a bash.
Malaysia says it wants to set up an international criminal tribunal to prosecute those suspected of having shot down flight MH17.
A tongue-in-cheek plan to move the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland is revealed in newly released National Archives files.
Airbus has signed a deal for its second factory in China, further expanding its growing relationship with the world's second largest economy.
Energy customers on pre-payment meters have been paying an average of £226 a year more than they would have done on the cheapest direct debit tariff, Citizens Advice says.
Super slow-motion video reveals the engineering secrets researchers can learn from the creatures' spring-loaded legs.
A major report warns that life in the seas will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.
The way children sniff different aromas could form the basis of a test for autism, suggest researchers in Israel.
James Johnson, who was paralysed in Afghanistan, is using an exoskeleton to walk again as part of a pioneering programme.
Researchers hope cockroaches could access disaster zones which humans cannot reach
The former chief constable of Northumbria Police claims senior male officers in the force treated her differently because she is a woman.
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt asks why India has still not published a vast survey of women and children carried out by the government in Delhi and the UN.
Australia debates cigarettes in jail after riot
MPs should consider allowing Britain to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
Vehicle design students at the Royal College of Art have been re-imagining the kind of cars that will be possible in an era of driverless transport.
Iceland and Cyprus have both experienced banking crises which rocked their economies. Can Greece learn anything from their experiences, asks economics expert Anne Sibert.
What are the issues that pose the greatest danger to the global economy this year? asks Andrew Walker.
How Africa's games makers plan to make it big
Can business take on three million more?