A city councillor who posted a picture of himself holding an AK-47 rifle on Twitter is dismissed from his role as a magistrate.
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An 80-year-old is convicted of masterminding an acid attack on his teenage ex-lover in revenge for her ending their relationship.
Stormy weather and high tides have hit the west coast of the US causing homes to collapse into the Pacific ocean.
A man accused of a 1998 republican murder has the charge against him dropped and is now charged with kidnapping.
Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site, something users have requested in their droves.
The money councils earn from parking increased 12% in the year to April 2014, according to a survey by the RAC Foundation.
Police in India are investigating claims that a Bangalore business executive is behind an influential pro-Islamic State Twitter account.
Far-right arsonists are believed to have caused fires which damaged three buildings earmarked for asylum seekers in southern Germany.
There is a warning that valuable manufacturing skills could be lost if a bridge building firm shuts in Monmouthshire.
The price of Brent crude falls on a report from the International Energy Agency which forecasts weaker demand in 2015.
England captain Chris Robshaw will be out for three to four weeks with a shoulder injury, his club Harlequins confirm.
Carrie Gracie assesses the dwindling Hong Kong protests
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Surfer Garrett MacNamara has tried to repeat his performance of 2011 when he surfed the world's biggest wave at 30 meters high.
An Indian MP apologises in parliament after praising Mahatma Gandhi's killer as a "patriot", the latest gaffe by a politician from the governing BJP.
Former Celtic and Wales footballer John Hartson says he expects to be going to meetings of Gamblers Anonymous meetings until he is 70.
Courier firm Yodel apologises to customers for delays to its parcel deliveries and says it hopes to resume normal service by Monday
A man appears in court charged with the 1998 murder of Surjit Singh Chhokar in Overtown, North Lanarkshire.
Mattia Busuttil, who had his phone stolen on holiday and subsequently faced a huge bill from Vodafone, speaks to the BBC Breakfast about his experience.