The results of the world’s largest survey on rest suggest that to feel truly rested, we need to get away from other people.
Alton Towers operator Merlin Attractions is fined £5m over the Smiler rollercoaster crash.
The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, heralding a new era in medicine, say experts.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn tells the BBC he accepts his party's policy is to renew the UK's nuclear weapons - but will continue to speak out against it.
Donald Trump says the moderator in the first US presidential debate, Lester Holt, was tougher on him than on his opponent Hillary Clinton.
A man in his 70s has been arrested on suspicion of murdering schoolgirl Elsie Frost in Wakefield more than 50 years ago.
Stars including Chris Evans, Joanna Lumley and Peter Gabriel pay tribute at a celebratory memorial service for Sir Terry Wogan.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says England boss Sam Allardyce needs to be allowed to defend himself, following allegations in a newspaper.
The decision not to prosecute Sir Cliff Richard over claims of historical sex offences is upheld by the Crown Prosecution Service.
Glasgow East MP Natalie McGarry is charged by police in connection with alleged fraud offences.
Online retailer Boohoo has seen its profit boosted by strong sales, particularly in its plus-size and petite ranges.
Loans should replace tuition fee grants and there should be more help with living costs for all Welsh students, a major review of university finance says.
A council will not offer a used nappy collection service for children over three, saying most should be potty trained by that age.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he is not a supporter of nuclear weapons amid questions about Trident renewal.
Chris Evans pays tribute to Sir Terry Wogan at a celebratory memorial service.
Here are the key moments from the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
People watching in Seattle react to the Clinton-Trump presidential debate.
Alton Towers victim Chanda Chauhan was sitting in the second row of the Smiler carriage with her daughter when it crashed.
Heavy rain and flooding has left hospital staff chasing eels in the corridors of a hospital in Vietnam.
We asked African-American voters in Harlem what they made of the US presidential debate.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a rainforest as part of their eight-day tour of Canada.
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New students, in those first awkward days of making friends at university, are being told that being a narcissist only makes you popular in the short term.
Paris city councillors agree to open an experimental nudist area in the French capital, as early as next summer.
Asylum seekers - mainly Afghan and Pakistani men - leave Austria for Italy, but they face bleak conditions in the city of Udine, Bethany Bell reports.
What is third-party ownership and why is it banned in football?
A legal case concerning the sale of video-streaming set-top boxes on which subscription content can be accessed for free begins on Tuesday.
Conservative MP Jake Berry has called for the Royal Yacht Britannia to be brought back into service to help the UK strike trade deals.
Abubakar Shekau, leader of Islamist group Boko Haram has once more released a video to reject reports that he had been killed. He has been reported dead five times already.
John McDonnell says independent forecasts suggest you need at least £10 an hour to live a decent life.
A selection of the winners and finalists in he ZSL Animal Photography Prize.
Each week, we publish a gallery of readers' pictures on a set theme. This week, we asked for your pictures on the theme of "dance".
A selection of the best news photographs from around the world, taken over the past week.
Indian photographer Ronny Sen is awarded the second annual Getty Images Instagram grant for his work on a coal town in India where underground fires have burned for more than 100 years.
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says the TUE system is "open to abuse" and athletes must not "push the boundaries of the rules".
Rory McIlroy says he is driven by the desire to win the Ryder Cup for childhood hero and Europe captain Darren Clarke.
Derby County suspend manager Nigel Pearson, who will not be in charge of the team for Tuesday's match at Cardiff City.
Adverts claiming to understand the experiences of modern women can be a risky strategy. Here are five very different campaigns that consumers either loved or hated.
Photographer Jim Grover spent four hours making pictures of people on London's Westminster Bridge.
Women in South Asia are being used and abandoned by the British Asian men who marry them. Should their treatment be classed as a form of domestic violence?
Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi has pleaded guilty to destroying sacred sites in Timbuktu, Mali, in the first case concerning cultural artefacts at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Ninety-seven-year-old Mary has been writing to her friend Cathy every day for 77 years.
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The lucrative counterfeit drugs trade causes hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Technology can help fight it, but are big pharma and governments doing enough?
A Japanese animated film has earned more than 10bn yen in just 28 days since its release. But what exactly is it about this film that has been drawing in the crowds?
The Republican candidate appeared to use an unusual adverb in his debate against Hillary Clinton. Or did he?
The US media gives their verdict on who won the first debate, with most awarding victory to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
Jessica Lussenhop in Washington DC looks at how gender featured in the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
In January 2017, the most powerful nation on earth will have a new leader, after a drawn out and expensive campaign - so what's it all about?
Fact checking the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Huge interest in the first presidential debate was reflected in a phenomenal amount of discussion online.
Follow the opinion polls as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go to head-to-head in the run up to the US election on 8 November.
Donald Trump has said he does not believe that Hillary Clinton has the stamina to be US president.