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Stimulant drugs like Ritalin should be used judiciously in hyperactive children because they can have unpleasant side effects, say experts.
Drones and "smart" drum lines will be deployed to protect swimmers on New South Wales' north coast from shark attacks, the state government says.
Family doctors must tell the DVLA about any patients who continue to drive when they are medically unfit to do so, says the General Medical Council.
The Canadian government says it will resettle only 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of this year - less than half the number it promised earlier.
Babies born in hospitals in England at the weekends have a "significantly" greater chance of dying than those born on weekdays, researchers say.
The street art with a message of hope
A Russian marine is killed on a mission to rescue from rebels the crew of a jet downed by Turkey near the Syrian border, as Nato states join ranks.
US officials release dashboard camera video showing a white policeman shooting a black teenager last year in Chicago as a murder charge is brought.
What happens on social media if you say you don't want kids?
The Alaskan fishing village taking on 'Godzilla'
Hand embroidered slippers are one of the few remaining traditional Hong Kong manufacturing trades - and they are getting a revamp.
Tennis doubles No. 1 Sania Mirza is one of India's highest earning athletes.
A terminally ill teenage boy from Pakistan has been flown to the UK to fulfil his dying wish to meet the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai.
A woman's life in the IS capital of Syria
Why are so many European universities merging?
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and Diego Costa had "a few kisses and cuddles" after a row during the win at Maccabi Tel Aviv.
People should have a right to palliative care according to the findings of the Scottish Parliament committee.
A near-complete skeleton of one of the largest predatory dinosaurs could fetch up to £500,000 when it goes under the hammer later.
Inventing technology to help conservation
Arsene Wenger is confident Arsenal can progress in the Champions League after setting up a must-win game against Olympiakos.