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A number of staff at a Scottish independence referendum count were replaced during the proceedings because of their behaviour, it emerges.
Clive Myrie reports from the Kurdish front line in Iraq where the Peshmerga are fighting IS with weapons they say are not up to the job.
At least seven people are killed after a suicide bomb attack targeted a bus carrying troops in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The first RAF air strikes against Islamic State targets since Parliament approved military action in Iraq make front-page news.
Players and fans are still struggling to convince themselves they belong in Europe's elite, says chief football writer Phil McNulty.
By the end of the year, expect to see a 12, 15 or 18 on the music videos you watch online as age ratings are introduced.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) has rejected a request by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to postpone a hearing on 8 October.
David Cameron will vow to protect the NHS in England from cuts for five years in his closing speech to the Tory conference.
US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse, according to reports.
Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and US President Barack Obama are looking to expand economic ties following a meeting at the White House.
Legal changes increasing the inheritance rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will come into force.
Mexico's attorney general has charged three soldiers with murder during a shootout with 22 alleged gang members on 30 June.
Eighties pop legends Spandau Ballet perform some of their greatest hits at the premiere of a film about their at times turbulent career.
A law that makes it easier to declare missing people dead comes into force in England and Wales on Wednesday after a long campaign.
An Oklahoma man accused of beheading a female colleague after being fired from his job has been charged with first-degree murder.
Scottish Youth Employment secretary Angela Constance is launching her bid to be SNP deputy leader with a focus on making the case for independence.
Are US fraternities doing enough to stop campus rape?
Local landline calls in the Aberdeen area and four other UK cities now require the area code to be dialled under changes aimed at freeing up more numbers.
Microsoft has disclosed the first details of Windows 10 - its next operating system (OS).
Female comics are enjoying a surge in popularity with audiences flocking to see acts including Miranda Hart and Sarah Millican, according to a set of new findings.