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A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
Researchers reveal that the same physical mechanism is behind many of nature's most dazzling shines.
How organic, vegan gingerbread 'people' divided online opinion
Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree books are being adapted for cinema for the first time.
How the Commonwealth War Graves Commission continues to keep its promise to remember the dead "in perpetuity".
Taxpayers are getting poorer value for money from government projects because of "confusion" over decisions, MPs warn.
How millions responded to Ethiopia’s cry for help
Teachers in England are being asked to examine how they spend their working day, as Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg vows to cut down on "pointless paperwork".
Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, says the advisory body, NICE.
Too many people in the middle of a mental health crisis end up locked in police cells after being turned away from hospitals, says a report.
A group of leading doctors and researchers has called on MPs to investigate potential conflicts of interest at the medicines watchdog, NICE.
Our Arts Editor Will Gompertz takes a look back at the life of one of the biggest names in fashion, Oscar de la Renta.
The US defence department has said it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants in control of US weapons intended for Syrian Kurdish fighters.
Paul Cantlie, the father of Islamic State hostage John Cantlie, has died, less than two weeks after making a plea for his son to be released.
Why being over 40 makes you the perfect entrepreneur
The UK's wind farms generated more power than its nuclear power stations on Tuesday, the National Grid says.
How safe is it to eat mouldy food?
A man who beat three sisters with a hammer in a central London hotel has been found guilty of attempted murder.
Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf