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The Loch Ness Monster is to take centre stage in a new £2m advertising campaign aimed at promoting the Loch Ness area to foreign visitors.
Western women drawn to join Islamic State militants are often young converts, with limited knowledge of Islamic teachings and a paradoxical love of Western culture.
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is rushed to hospital in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, after becoming ill, an official tells the BBC.
Australian author Colleen McCullough, best known for her novel The Thorn Birds, dies aged 77.
Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is to launch a campaign against the government, three years after his hunger strike drew global attention.
The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.
The number of state secondary schools in England considered to be underperforming more than doubles in a year.
Hundreds of protesters gather outside a meeting where controversial plans to close five schools in Pembrokeshire are being discussed.
More details emerge from the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 flight recorder, including evidence the French co-pilot was controlling the plane before it crashed.
Star Wars fan Craig Stevens has sold his Star Wars collection at auction, including a rare Boba Fett figure which sold for £18,000
Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, a study suggests.
Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.
Satellite images indicate North Korea may be trying to restart a nuclear reactor used to produce fuel for atomic weapons, a US think tank says.
Former Glasgow Govan MP Mohammad Sarwar who became governor of Punjab in 2013 has resigned from the post.
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom says people relying on subtitles to watch live TV shows have an "inferior" experience.
Real Madrid to get David De Gea on a free, Liverpool eye Ruben Neves, West Ham target Swansea's Gomez, plus more.
Falling oil prices are forcing Royal Dutch Shell to cut back investment by some $15bn over the next three years.
A search for a trawler missing off the Kent coast, with four people on board, is suspended.
Several cars are crushed but no-one is hurt when a tree in Southampton is brought down in high winds.
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir can return to domestic cricket in his home country following a review of his five-year ban.