Sex emerged in ancient Scottish lake

The first to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.

China says no to Dumbledore

Chinese state media urge citizens to think carefully when choosing an name.

Google changes 'to fight piracy'

Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online .

Zambia's Sata goes for health check

‘s President Michael Sata, 77, flies abroad for a medical check-up amid persistent speculation that he is seriously ill.

Dewani dubbed 'cold and controlling'

The cousin of Anni Dewani, who was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa, tells a she was “suspicious” of Anni’s husband.

Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66

Tributes are paid to British and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham, who has died at the age of 66 after suffering colon cancer.

Kobayashi's Caterham safety 'scare'

Kamui Kobayashi admitted to being “seriously troubled” about the safety of his Caterham during the Russian GP weekend.

Four held 'over Iran acid attacks'

Iranian police arrest four men following a string of acid attacks against women allegedly for not following the ‘s strict dress code.

Busting stereotypes: 100 Women

BBC to host day of events focusing on the of women

Ebola crisis: How Nigeria's Dr Adadevoh fought the virus

How one doctor saved from a catastrophe

'Start Qatar World Cup games at 1am'

Qatar 2022 World Cup matches could finish as late as 3.30am under one being suggested by a senior official.

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Apple's iPhone sales boost earnings

Apple reports third-quarter earnings of $8.47bn (£5.24bn), beating analysts’ expectations, helped by sales of its new models.

West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Manchester United

Daley Blind’s late goal for Manchester earns a point at West Brom as the visitors twice come from behind.

AbbVie and Shire terminate merger

US firm announces it has abandoned its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm’s tax rate.