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Scottish health boards are chasing overseas patients for £1.8m in unpaid hospital bills, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.
Severe gales and flooding are expected to cause disruption as a so called "weather bomb" batters Scotland.
Poor families in the UK will need more help to pay for heating their homes as energy bills rise, government advisors have warned.
Chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw will say that secondary schools are not making enough progress, in the education watchdog's annual report.
The life and death of zoologist Dian Fossey
How one man was inspired to design and produce economy class plane seats that free up more legroom.
Cyclist Sir Chris Hoy will be given the lifetime achievement honour at Sunday's BBC Sports Personality awards.
More than 140 families voice fresh concerns about how the NHS ombudsman in England handles patients' complaints, week after a report raised the alarm.
Is the oil industry at a turning point?
A third of NHS contracts in England have been awarded to private sector providers since the Health and Social Care Act came into force, an investigation has found.
Train travellers will once again face delays and cancellations because of engineering work on some of the country's biggest lines over Christmas.
US Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a $1.1tn (£701.6bn) spending bill ahead of a looming Thursday evening deadline.
Kenya calls an Al-Jazeera report alleging the use of extrajudicial killings "scandalous" and says it will investigate its makers.
Millions of energy customers who have money left in old accounts are being given further encouragement to reclaim it by the energy industry.
Anger at Irish water charges surges online
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits his team has not been good enough after a failed Champions League campaign.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the 9/11 memorial and museum on the final day of their visit to New York and Washington.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was taken to hospital with fractures to his lower back after a two-vehicle crash.
Following the release of a report on CIA interrogation techniques in the years after the 9/11 attacks, the UK Prime Minister David Cameron said it was important to be clear that torture is wrong.
Editor Aamer Ahmed Khan explains how the BBC Urdu service first gave a public voice to Malala Yousafzai.