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An appeals court in Qatar clears a US couple sentenced to three years for the neglect of their adopted daughter, in a case that was closely watched.
The Scottish Conservatives brand Scottish government plans to give children equal inheritance rights to land as "horrifying".
A play inspired by tales from soldiers from the Christmas truce of World War One opens in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Mark Strand, a former US poet laureate who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1999, dies in New York aged 80.
Swiss voters reject a referendum proposal to sharply cut immigration, according to projections from partial results on state TV.
The Pope, who is visiting Turkey, meets Patriarch Bartholomew I , the spiritual leader of the world's 250 million Orthodox Christians.
The police chief of the Afghan capital Kabul resigns following a spate of attacks on foreigners in the city over the past two weeks.
Northern Ireland is likely to receive between £50m and £70m in additional spending next year.
A man is killed and a woman is injured after a runaway car rolled down a street in Swansea, trapping them underneath.
An extra £2bn funding for the NHS pledged by George Osborne is "crisis money", according to Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, who accused the Conservatives of putting the NHS in danger.
Phillip Hughes's final innings has been adjusted to show him being 63 not out after an update from Cricket Australia.
More pests were dealt with in Wales per person than in any other country in the UK last year, pest controllers say.
A teenager is killed and four others are injured after their car leaves the road and crashes into a tree.
A new payment system is introduced at the Dartford Crossing between Kent and Essex.
Edinburgh Airport reopens after a security alert saw hundreds of passengers being evacuated.
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey revisited
Mosque bombing highlights staggering scale of violence
Two men, aged 39 and 35, are charged with intent to endanger life, aggravated burglary, grievous bodily harm and firearms offences.
Caroline Bayley reports on how US and EU sanctions imposed on Russia have had an adverse impact on some British businesses.
There was an unusual sight on the streets of Kiev on Saturday night, as a 30-year old Soviet-made aircraft was moved from the international airport to an aviation museum.