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Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president who led the peaceful transition from white-only rule, has died aged 95, after a long illness.
Nelson Mandela was an enthusiastic Anglophile and made a number of visits to the UK during his lifetime.
Scientists have cast doubt on the value of vitamin D supplements to protect against diseases like cancers and diabetes.
More men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows.
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Police charge a 37-year-old man with attempting to murder two police officers in Leeds following a shooting in which an officer was hit in the face.
As fans prepare for the draw for next year's World Cup in Brazil, Ben Carter considers how the process could be made fairer.
The NHS in England appears to be rationing access to vital non-emergency hospital care, such as knee and hip replacements, a review suggests.
Not just A&E: all hospitals struggle to cope
How India's approach to sex crimes remains stuck in the past
Labour leader Ed Miliband has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, stating that the world "owes him an extraordinary debt".
How new tech aims to make cycling safer
The farm using tech it hopes will transform Sudanese agriculture
How an unusual passion led to a successful business
Northern Ireland's political leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela who has died at the age of 95.
Rio Ferdinand is to be part of the BBC punditry team for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, BBC Sport announces.
The young workers fighting against unpaid work
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has paid tribute to the former South African President Nelson Mandela, who has died at the age of 95.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid tribute to Nelson Mandela, who has died in Johannesburg aged 95.
Athlete Christine Ohuruogu is named Sportswoman of the Year after winning gold at the World Championships.