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A single mother with one-year-old twins explains to BBC Breakfast how she needed a Danish sperm donor and how she plans to tell the girls about their conception.
The committee questions the UK Commissioner-designate Lord Hill
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
The United Nations is appealing for thousands of healthcare workers to volunteer to help in the countries worst affected by Ebola.
From colour changing glasses to space age cooling waistcoats - the latest technology in Japan
The Liberal Democrat minister responsible for tackling drug use, Norman Baker, says the government should look at drug abuse as a health issue.
Mother Karen Audino says she wants tighter restriction on so-called legal highs after her son Jimmy Guichard died.
With most Nato members intent on cutting defence spending, Mark Urban asks the alliance's new chief Jens Stoltenberg how he can stop it becoming an association of broken promises.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.
A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will.
Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.
Microsoft unveils a wearable device that can track a user's sleep and exercise as well connect to a fitness tracking service on smartphones.
A legal challenge to government plans to privatise some probation services in England and Wales is launched by the probation officers' union Napo.
Passengers should not have to stand for more than 20 minutes during a journey says rail minister Clare Perry, but admits this is "not always achieved".
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
National Australia Bank is considering floating its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking operations on the stock market as part of an exit from the UK.
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.
The nuclear attack on the UK that never happened
TV duo Ant and Dec are to host the 2015 Brit awards, 14 years since the last time they presented the ceremony.
England's strange and ancient Halloween alternatives