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University lecturers are due to start a two-day strike over pay, amid warnings other staff could join the dispute.
Head teachers are calling on the education secretary to stop the publication of this year's primary school results in England because the results would be unreliable.
Dosing farm animals with antibiotics increases greenhouse gas emissions from cow dung, research suggests.
GPs in England have "dramatically" reduced the amount of antibiotic prescriptions they prescribe to patients, latest figures reveal.
Plans to scrap student bursaries and charge nurses and other health staff for their degrees in England could backfire, unions are warning.
Almost one in five (18%) of couples in the UK argue regularly or consider separating, a study suggests.
The integrity of the United Kingdom is being threatened by "piecemeal" devolution to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, peers say.
Does the 65-year-old UN Refugee Convention need to be updated to deal with the current refugee crisis?
The Vote Leave campaign is adapting its tactics and focusing on immigration, as a series of polls suggest momentum may be building for the Remain side.
Carmakers Toyota and Volkswagen have struck separate partnerships with rideshare companies Uber and Gett.
Saudi Arabia prepares for religious tourism boost
More than 12,000 people in England are now safer and being looked after better in care homes than they were two years ago, the Care Quality Commission says.
How Israel flew 14,000 people to safety in two days
Chechen leader not impressed by missing cat mocking
Why India's Taj Mahal is turning green
What is the chance of catching a bright blue lobster?
Gordon Brown's nemesis on Britain's big EU vote
A US-backed alliance of Syrian Kurdish and Arab fighters begins a campaign to expel Islamic State militants north of their stronghold Raqqa.
Following the United States and Iraqi military attacks against Islamic State in Falluja, the BBC's Paul Adams examines the bloody past of the troubled city.
Stunning photos of Yellowstone beauty spots in 1871 and today