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Increasing NHS spending in England by the £8bn health bosses warn will be needed by 2020 will be tough but possible, the health secretary says.
An EU summit gets under way shortly, seeking agreement on carbon emission cuts that could make Europe a global leader again in climate policy.
Everton fans are targeted with tear gas fired by police during clashes ahead of their Europa League match with Lille.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo plays down his individual duel with Barcelona's Lionel Messi in Saturday's El Clasico.
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TV star Miranda Hart announces there will be no more episodes of her hit BBC sitcom after this Christmas.
Irish racehorse trainer Philip Fenton is found guilty of having performance-enhancing drugs and other animal remedies at his stables.
Brendan Rodgers reminds Mario Balotelli of the club's culture after the player swapped shirts with Real Madrid's Pepe.
An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.
The extinction of the biggest shark known to science may have triggered whales to grow to their current hefty sizes, a study suggests.
Indian PM Narendra Modi marks the festival of Diwali with a brief visit to the Siachen glacier before inspecting recent flood damage in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.
Divisions in Viktor Orban's ruling party in Hungary
A notorious police killer is to be released after 48 years in prison in a decision described as "scandalous" and "sickening"
Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.
Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.
A court date is set for a verdict in Egypt's landmark trial in a case of female genital mutilation (FGM).
A plan to cut CO2 by 40% from 1990 levels is likely to be agreed by EU leaders despite the threat of a veto from Poland.
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.