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Eider ducks on Northumberland's coastal areas are being harmed by people feeding them fish and chips and bread, a wildlife expert warns.
The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state
Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.
What is the real meaning of Mongol?
The consular service provided by the UK Foreign Office sometimes falls short of what the public "can legitimately expect", a report by MPs says.
Home Secretary Theresa May tells Desert Island Discs she felt "battered and bruised" after denying MPs a vote on the European Arrest Warrant.
Real Sociedad picked up a point as boss David Moyes made his La Liga debut, but what was the verdict in Spain?
Trends of the past week, relived in 60 seconds
The dangerous beauty of the Himalayas
Lionel Messi's Spanish goalscoring record will never be beaten, according to Barcelona coach Luis Enrique.
It should be easier to remove the degree-awarding powers of universities that fail to meet academic and consumer standards, a report by Which? says.
The retreat that has hosted Indian pilgrims since the Crusades
Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children against polio
The BBC will provide comprehensive coverage of next year's Fifa Women's World Cup in Canada.
The Royal College of Nursing highlights a drop in the number of specialist mental health nurses in Scotland and calls for more investment.
Wales' defeat by New Zealand had little to do with luck and leaves Warren Gatland facing questions, writes Tom Fordyce.
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.
Andrew North investigates the practice of bride trafficking in India.
Lewis Hamilton says Sunday's title showdown with Nico Rosberg in Abu Dhabi will be "the biggest day of my life".
The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt to start a religious war, an adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta tells the BBC.