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Are the foods which people associate with poisoning - like raw egg - actually any more dangerous than other foods?
Croatian voters back proposals to ban same-sex marriages in a referendum, with two-thirds approving changes to the constitution.
What is the reality about Romanian migration to UK?
Colin Firth discusses his new role, in which he depicts a British Army officer tortured during World War II.
Fans, friends and fellow stars have been paying tribute to US actor Paul Walker, who has died in a car crash.
The UK's manufacturing sector picked up further in November to its strongest level for almost three years, according to a closely watched survey.
Wigan part company with manager Owen Coyle less than six months after he was appointed by the FA Cup holders.
Police in England and Wales should be more proactive rather than reactive in their efforts to prevent rapes, a senior officer says.
Up to 20 firefighters are still tackling the remains of a blaze at a Vale of Glamorgan recycling centre, six days on, and they warn it could burn for another week.
How much can consumers expect to save on their fuel bills?
More than 100 people in Australia and New Zealand who suffered birth defects caused by the drug Thalidomide win $81m (£49m) compensation.
One-in-five cyclists in London say they have stopped cycling to work after a recent spate of deaths, a poll for BBC London finds.
Firefighters rescue 16 people, including two children, from a tenement fire in the Portobello area of Edinburgh.
The government pledges to put another £250m into the British Business Bank to help small and medium-sized firms benefit from the economic recovery.
Today marks sixty years since idents were first used on the BBC. They were originally called television symbols, and the first was created by one of the 20th century's greatest designers.
Bowler Tim Bresnan is added to the England squad for the second Ashes Test on Thursday after recovering from injury.
Wales lags behind the UK for business start-ups despite more young people being involved in their own enterprises at an early age, figures suggest.
Rene Meulensteen hopes his years at Manchester United will arrest Fulham's slide, writes BBC Sport's David Ornstein
A doctor who blew the whistle on unsafe practices during the Baby P abuse scandal has said Northern Ireland, like England, needs an independent health regulator.
Energy drinks packed with caffeine can change the way the heart beats, caution researchers.