Zambia's president has to undergo a throat operation abroad, his doctors say, after earlier reporting that he collapsed in public because he had malaria.
The next stage in a project to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness begins with a public consultation on the stretch at Dalwhinnie.
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Scotland lose Sean Lamont and have doubts over Peter Horne and Ross Ford for the Calcutta Cup against England.
A fundraising page set up for a Watford fan left in a critical condition after a gang attack raises more than £6,000.
At least 14 people have been killed in US-led coalition strikes on an oil refinery in Syria run by Islamic State militants, activists say.
Two senior HSBC executives and one non-executive director will face further questions from MPs on Monday over the operations at the bank's Swiss arm.
Dame Helen Mirren is lauded by critics for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in the Broadway transfer of The Audience.
The Kennel Club says it is ''deeply shocked and saddened'' at the death of Irish Setter, Jagger, after the world famous Crufts dog show.
A shopper is forced to call in pest controllers after a live mouse "leaps out" of a Tesco home delivery in Clacton, Essex.
A 39-year-old man is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car while crossing a busy road in Glasgow.
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Former Ulster Unionist Party leader James Molyneaux has died aged 94.
Clint Eastwood's American Sniper beats The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 to become the highest-grossing US release of 2014.
South Africa police arrest a woman for allegedly stabbing and killing a well-known local rapper, Nkululeko Habedi, popularly known as Flabba.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel begins a Japan visit by saying "facing history squarely" is the best way to move on from World War Two.
An MPs' committee says there are still too few teenagers taking up apprenticeships despite £1.6bn government investment.
Can Rwandans expect a longer healthy life than people in parts of England?
Director Douglas Park says Rangers' new board will study closely the previous regime's contracts and deals.
British taxpayers' stake in Lloyds Banking Group has fallen to below 23% following the latest share sales, which have netted about £500m for the Treasury.