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Health boards across the country must learn lessons from failings at Wales' largest health board, assembly members are warning.
It was a season with five wins, but Tiger Woods’s 2013 campaign had something major missing, says BBC Sport golf correspondent Iain Carter
Scientists say they are in for an anxious wait as they prepare to wake the comet-chasing Rosetta probe from deep-space hibernation.
Ulster Bank asks for the postponement of its appearance before MLAs to face questions over last week's computer problems.
US Secretary of State John Kerry urges China to release Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, five years after the activist was detained.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra rejects protesters' demands that she resign before February's snap elections.
A deadly winter storm has caused several deaths in the US and is keeping much of the country blanketed in ice and snow.
An investigative commission in Brazil says it has found evidence that the ex-president Juscelino Kubitschek was murdered by the 1970s military regime.
Boys are much more likely than girls to be influenced by how they are ranked by ability in school, research suggests.
Google unveils a new tool that allows users to create a Street View - a 360 degree virtual tour - of any place and share it using Google Maps.
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After William Browder’s lawyer died mysteriously in Moscow, he sought justice in a way only a wealthy global financier can.
The Financial Services Consumer Panel says the annuities market is confusing and may not offer good value to pensioners.
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The mayor of the Colombian capital, Bogota, is sacked by the country's prosecutor general's office and banned from politics for 15 years.
A fifth of patients on an intravenous drip develop complications because they are given the wrong levels of fluid, according to a review of guidance in England and Wales.
Playing 'active' computer games can help people with type 2 diabetes better control their blood sugar, a medical trial finds.
Goldberg's contraptions have captivated people for decades and now businesses selling everything from children's toys to dog food are using them to appeal to the internet generation.