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A new tax which changes the way people pay duty on house purchases comes into effect in Scotland.
How the people of Bengal faced starvation during WW2
Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria's presidential poll, in the country's first ever election victory by the opposition.
Natalia Antelava meets a woman living in an abandoned apartment block in the suburbs of Donetsk.
A decade of strong growth in Scotch whisky exports came to an end last year as overseas sales fell, according to new figures.
The way care is organised is radically changing across the whole of Scotland with councils and the NHS working together to streamline services.
Human rights group Amnesty International says there was an "alarming" increase in death sentences in 2014, with almost 500 more issued than in 2013.
A massive police hunt is under way in Colombia for a man known as "Otoniel" who is said to run an enormous drug trafficking empire.
The women's fashion shop that resisted the decades
Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.
Trevor Noah fans rally after backlash
Virtual reality was shown off as a tool for immersive, empathetic journalism at the recent Ted conference - but does it have a future in film-making?
A new method of compression could see ultra-HD video streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.
Nuclear talks between world powers and Iran will continue past a midnight deadline into Wednesday, US officials say.
A mother whose daughter's liver saved a girl's life says it is a "wonderful feeling" to have been able to help other families.
Europe has its priorities wrong and should be focusing on what is going on in Ukraine, says billionaire investor George Soros.
Paracetamol is ineffective at treating back pain and osteoarthritis despite being a recommended treatment, a group of Australian researchers warns.
Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.
Can you win at anything with enough practice?
A number of tax changes come in on 1 April, one of which will mean cheaper flights for many travelling on long-haul flights.