The Scottish first minister writes to Prime Minister David Cameron calling for the UK to accept its "proportionate share" of refugees fleeing conflict and persecution.
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Disabled circus artists seek to reclaim term 'freak show'
Nearly a million homeowners have no way of paying off their mortgages because they opted for interest-only loans, Citizens Advice warns.
The Conservatives will launch a drive to "wipe out" Labour as soon as the party chooses its new leader, candidate Liz Kendall warns during a TV debate.
A woman who went missing with her four children amid fears they may have been heading from London to Syria has been arrested on her return to the UK, police say.
Britain's Andy Murray fights back from two sets down to beat Frenchman Adrian Mannarino and keep his US Open hopes intact.
David Cameron has said the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibilities" over refugees fleeing to Europe from Syria.
Greg Rutherford wins the IAAF Diamond League long jump title in Zurich and insists it helps him beat his "demons".
A stuttering England batting display hands Australia a 59-run victory at Southampton in their first one-day international.
A US judge orders a Kentucky official jailed for contempt of court after she has repeatedly refused to issue marriage licences to gay couples.
The government rejects a request from a group of football supporters to investigate the rental of the Olympic Stadium to West Ham United.
The UK should take in 25,000 refugees over the next six months, former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett tells the BBC's Newsnight.
Lewis Hamilton expresses his opposition to the idea of his Mercedes team supplying Red Bull with engines in the future.
Britain's Jo Konta stuns ninth seed and Wimbledon finalist Garbine Muguruza in an epic second round contest at the US Open.
Scuffles have broken out west of the Hungarian capital, Budapest, after police tried to force migrants off a train at a refugee camp.
After a series of fatal incidents Formula 1 drivers have admitted they are open to the idea of closed cockpits.
Lewis Hamilton on his new hairstyle, why he loves to travel the world and finding the right balance in life.
Political and cultural divisions that have emerged during this crisis were vividly exposed in Brussels on Thursday, the BBC's Chris Morris reports.