The number of patients getting an infection while receiving NHS care is "unacceptably high", health officials have warned.
Zookeepers have given a giant panda a television and toys after she showed signs of depression when her pals were moved away.
A six-foot South American rhea capable of disembowelling humans with its six-inch claws has been spotted in a Hertfordshire field.
Watch talented comic Rudi Rok make 30 incredible animal sounds in less than two minutes.
Dove-shaped clouds hover over the Bullring just days after a mysterious black ring appears in the sky and America is treated to a blood-red moon.
A photographer has captured the heartwarming friendship between her daughter and her dog.
Humboldt penguin hatchlings named after World Cup stars have been born at Chester Zoo. We sneak a peek at the fluffy handfuls.
Emergency services sprang into action when a dog dialled 999 on his owner’s phone and began panting down the line.
Zeus the Rottweiler’s owner was shocked when his pet received a polling card for the European Parliamentary elections on May 22.
An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the stricken South Korean ferry because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilise the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member says.
Three pro-Russian militants died and 13 were wounded when Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol, Ukraine's interior ministry said.
The prosecutor at the murder trial of double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius is continuing his cross-examination of one of the defence's forensic experts.
Scores of female students kidnapped by Islamic militants from a north-eastern Nigerian school are free, the military has reported.
Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer left the internet company with a severance package of 58 million US dollars even though he lasted just 15 months on the job.
The UN chief has warned that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan in the coming months unless the world takes immediate action.
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