First-time buyers in Scotland are key to helping increase activity in the housing market during 2014, according to industry figures.
A court in Bahrain sentences three Shia Muslims to death for last year's bomb attack that killed three police and injured another 13, officials say.
The Public Prosecution Service says it is standing by its decision not to prosecute two people in connection with a toddler's "non-accidental" death.
The hunt for a missing Bristol teenager, who has not been seen for a week, is to continue.
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Treviso centre Enrico Bacchin and Zebre winger Michele Visentin will make their Italy debuts against Scotland.
The cause of a fatal crash which saw a microlight aircraft plunge to the ground after take off remains a mystery.
Channel Islanders experience a minor earthquake but no damage is reported.
Afghan rescuers are searching for dozens of people believed to be trapped under snow after a series of avalanches that killed at least 187 people.
Laurie Graham, whose husband suffers from dementia, says having a partner with the disease is "like having a child".
UK state-owned bank RBS reports a £3.5bn loss for 2014, down from £9bn loss the previous year.
Plans for a major offshore wind farms project in the Outer Moray Firth are dealt a blow after the developer fails to secure a UK government deal.
Israeli PM's judgment on the stance of Iran nuclear talks 'may not be correct', US Secretary of State John Kerry says, as a row with the US deepens.
Northern Ireland Electricity say two workers were threatened by masked men in Londonderry last night and ordered to take a suspect package to a police station.
Chinese computer maker Lenovo becomes the victim of a cyber-attack following a warning by the US government about software called Superfish.
South Korea's top court revokes a 60-year-old adultery law under which cheating spouses could be jailed, saying it is unconstitutional.
Maths results for Key Stage 3 pupils across Wales have improved over the past five years, an Estyn report finds.
The number of under-18s being referred for mental health treatment more than doubles in four years.
Washington DC becomes the latest place in the US to legalise the possession and use of small amounts of cannabis, stoking tensions with Congress.