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Comedian David Walliams led the sales of children's books in the UK last year, generating more than £7m in 2014.
The EU must step up its efforts to stop weapons smuggling, the Home Secretary says, in response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks.
The first ever Ebola treatment centre which specialises in caring for pregnant women has opened, the BBC's Tulip Mazumdar has been given special access to the centre
A lonely 50-year-old capuchin monkey who previously suffered cigarette burns is brought to a Cornwall sanctuary.
BBC News takes a quick look at El Capitan's Dawn Wall in California, arguably the world's toughest rock to climb.
Ed Miliband quotes David Cameron from 2010 backing TV election debates, but the prime minister calls him a chicken.
The UN refugee agency urges the international community to help alleviate the "desperate living conditions" of Syrian refugees in Jordan.
A coolant leak at a US segment of the International Space Station (ISS) has forced its crew to be evacuated to another part of the orbiting outpost.
Readers' photos on the theme of "pairs"
Manchester City complete the signing of Wilfried Bony from Swansea for £28m, with the striker signing a four-and-a-half-year deal.
A dog in Seattle, US regularly rides the bus alone to take herself to the park
JPMorgan Chase, the US's largest bank, reports profits down by 6.6% after paying $1bn in legal costs resulting from investigations into alleged wrongdoing.
BBC director general Tony Hall tells staff the corporation is entering a period of "high risk", with the prospect the broadcaster could be “diminished” during the next round of licence fee negotiations.
MTN-Qhubeka will be the first African-registered team to compete in the Tour de France after earning a wildcard for the 2015 race.
Formula 1 bosses are debating whether to make changes to the engine rules following a meeting with McLaren's new partner Honda.
A primary school caretaker who admitted collecting more than 600 indecent images of children is given a community order.
Google says its Translate app can now act as an interpreter, with the addition of a real-time voice-translation mode.
The BBC launches The Year of Song and Dance 2015, which will include new programmes and live performances on BBC Two, BBC Four and Radio 3.
Swiss-based travel operator Kuoni is selling its tour operating business to concentrate on supplying others in the travel industry,
An ex-religious studies teacher receives a suspended 18-month sentence after he was found guilty of having an affair with a student.