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Mental health trusts in England have had their funding cut by more than 2% in real terms over the past two years, figures show.
All patients in a coma or vegetative state should have access to specialist care, according to new guidelines.
The Earth could have been struck by many more huge earthquakes in its recent history than was previously thought, scientists say.
Genetic influence explains almost 60% of the variation in GCSE exam results, twin studies suggest.
Inspectors reveal a catalogue of failings at some GP practices in England with drugs stored incorrectly and rooms so dirty they had maggots.
New tech to help buses avoid collisions
Two people from London are charged over the suspected theft of £1m from two banks.
A top Republican senator's chief of staff is arrested on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography, the US authorities say.
Are UK energy bills really that high?
A motorbike ambulance and pop-up clinic that can be used to reach remote villages in developing countries have been on show at the World Innovation Summit for Health.
How Cirque du Soleil became a billion-dollar global business
The UN is "extremely concerned" for Syrian refugees in Lebanon as a winter storm brings snow, high winds and freezing temperatures to the country.
There has been a rise of 16% in the amount we spend online, according to the latest data from Ofcom.
Amy Adams, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper star in the black comedy American Hustle.
Houston Rap chronicles the rise of a unique hip hop sound and the troubled but proud inner city communities the rappers come from.
Figures suggesting £13.2bn was written off by the government in 2011 due to fraud, errors and legal claims are "staggering", says a committee of MPs.
Rent arrears are becoming the fastest-growing debt problem in the UK, according to the Money Advice Trust.
Suggestions one in three GP surgeries fails basic standards lead many papers, while the Daily Star calls John Terry "Scrooge" for visiting a pound shop.
Police in Ukraine have abandoned attempts to clear anti-government protesters from the capital Kiev.
A session of the Georgian parliament has descended into a brawl over a "gesture" allegedly made by one member.