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Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
Tunisians are set to vote for their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.
Restrictions on the movement of poultry in East Yorkshire after an outbreak of bird flu at a duck breeding farm are lifted.
Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.
Grief and determination after Taliban school massacre
The Australian authorities charge a woman in the northern city of Cairns with the murder of seven of her children and her niece.
What Cuba's new pact with the US means for everyday life
Safe surgery with a DIY essential
The family with 34 children - and they're adding two more
Ex-armed forces members who are sent to prison will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the Ministry of Justice says.
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tells Desert Island Discs he is trying to bridge a split in the Church over same-sex marriage.
The US says North Korea must admit "culpability" for a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures after North Korea suggests a joint inquiry into the attack.
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.
The Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, is head of a diocese that covers much of the Middle East and talked to BBC News about the last year.
Claims that NHS England may make target response times for ambulances longer, and news on a festive season blitz on drug-driving are two of a mixed bag of Sunday headlines.
Why mornings will keep getting darker after 21 December
Foreign investors are keen to do deals with Turkmenistan but a climate of fear silences dissent, writes the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Ashgabat.
A gunman shoots dead two police officers sitting inside a patrol car in New York before killing himself, officials say.
The number of nurses being trained in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level for six years, according to the Scottish Conservatives.
The strange things passengers leave on the Tube