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Three-quarters of cancer patients who are depressed are not getting the psychological therapy they need, researchers say.
Business confidence has fallen in Scotland despite firms reporting strong sales growth over the past year, a report has found.
Scotland's red squirrels are facing a new threat from a form of leprosy, according to scientists in Edinburgh.
Why guns are a part of American childhood
Waves as high as 20ft (6m) in southern California have damaged waterfront homes, knocked out pier pilings and attracted scores of surfers.
David Grossman reports from the Isle of Wight, on the "white space" which could help remote areas access fast broadband.
Over the decades tonnes of disposed tents, spent oxygen cylinders and bottles have been left behind on Mount Everest by people trying to scale it. Now authorities are urging them to bring the waste back down with them to recycle it.
A new film that looks at the events that unfolded the night Beatles star John Lennon was shot, is causing controversy amongst critics and fans.
Pulp's keyboardist had arthritis at 16 but can't say no to playing
Backlash against drug-testing nail polish
Brazilian police say they have dismantled a criminal organisation they believe was the "biggest destroyer" of the Amazon rainforest.
A crew member on the US police reality TV show Cops is shot and killed when Nebraska police open fire on a robbery suspect.
A woman in her 50s has died in a car crash in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.