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Cambridge scientists have detected a number of drugs which could help protect against Alzheimer's disease, acting like statins for the brain.
The pain and sadness of a Columbine killer's mother
The Zika virus has moved north to Colombia where it is being linked by some doctors to cases of paralysis.
Doubts mount over international agreement to cease some of the hostilities in Syria.
Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill call for restored Christian unity between the two churches at historic talks in Cuba.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he would be "disappointed" if the club have held talks with Jose Mourinho.
Video has emerged showing the dramatic rescue of a woman and her child after her car went into a canal in Amsterdam.
Dundee leapfrog St Johnstone in the Premiership table as a Kane Hemmings double give them a dominant win at Dens Park.
Joe Root's 109 is in vain as Chris Morris hits 62 to help South Africa beat England by one wicket to level the ODI series 2-2.
David Cameron tells German leaders it is in Europe's interests for the UK to stay in a reformed EU in his last major speech before next week's crunch summit.
A new app that turns a smartphone into a mobile seismometer is being rolled out by California scientists.
Despite being blind from birth, Rachel Starritt recently took centre stage in a festival on Beethoven's music.
Oil prices surged as much as 12% on Friday after fresh suggestions that Opec nations were set to cut oil production.
Preview followed by live coverage of DAY'S game between TEAM A and TEAM B in the Premier League.
Radio 1 DJ Greg James finished five triathlons in five days in five cities.
Surfers in northern California compete in what has been dubbed one of the world's most dangerous sporting competitions.
World powers have agreed to seek a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria, but with so many competing interests at work, what does this deal really mean?
People gather for a celebration of the life of ex-Coventry City manager and chairman Jimmy Hill.
Serial killer Levi Bellfield has denied confessing to the abduction, rape and killing of 13-year-old Milly Dowler.
British cyclo-cross star Evie Richards says a six-month ban would be too short for mechanical doper Femke Van den Driessche.