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Majority of Scots back using pound

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:30
A majority of Scots think an independent Scotland should continue to use the pound, according to the Scottish Social Attitudes survey.

In pictures: Exodus of Yazidis

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:29
Yazidi refugees fleeing violence from Islamic State militants

Foreign Office minister resigns

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:22
Junior Foreign Office minister Mark Simmonds resigns from the government, saying he "has to put family life first".

Academic must return boy to Japan

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:22
A Cambridge University academic is ordered to return her seven-year-old son to his father in Japan, a family court rules.

Anti-fracking vigil at borehole site

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:22
Anti-fracking protesters celebrate a decision to block permission for an exploratory borehole for shale gas in County Fermanagh.

Aid mission to Ukraine 'agreed'

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:20
Ukraine and Russia say they agree to a Red Cross-led humanitarian aid mission to the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Luhansk.

British hopes high for Zurich gold

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:20
Established stars and talented British youngsters can shine at the European Athletics Championships, writes Tom Fordyce.

VIDEO: 'Supermoon' lights up world skies

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:09
Stargazers have been taking images of the spectacular ''supermoon'' overnight, where the moon appears bigger and brighter than usual because of its proximity to the earth.

Orwell’s own Indian animal farm

Mon, 2014-08-11 13:01
The remote Indian town trying to claim George Orwell

Met Police chief makes theft arrest

Mon, 2014-08-11 12:46
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner cuts short a BBC radio interview to jump into a minicab and make an arrest.

Cannibals wins Edinburgh drama prize

Mon, 2014-08-11 12:36
Cannibals, a play set in an ex-Soviet war zone by British playwright Rory Mullarkey, is awarded the £10,000 James Tait Black prize for drama.

NI team star at GB Transplant Games

Mon, 2014-08-11 12:35
The Northern Ireland team arrive back home from the British Transplant Games in Bolton having won 53 medals.

Tornados to be ready for Iraq role

Mon, 2014-08-11 12:29
RAF Tornado jets are to be sent for possible use in the aid operation in northern Iraq, where many thousands of people are fleeing Islamist fighters.

VIDEO: MPs call for alcohol warning labels

Mon, 2014-08-11 12:07
A parliamentary group is lobbying for health warnings on all alcohol packaging, similar to those found on cigarette packs.

Travel warning after storm hits

Mon, 2014-08-11 12:04
Parts of Scotland are badly affected by high winds and heavy rain in the wake of what was Hurricane Bertha.

Maliki spurned in new Iraq PM choice

Mon, 2014-08-11 12:04
Iraq's president asks a Shia politician to replace embattled PM Nouri Maliki, as details emerge of the plight of Yazidis in Kurdistan.

VIDEO: Rural crime up 5% in last year

Mon, 2014-08-11 11:59
Rural crime in the UK has risen by more than 5% in the last year, according to latest figures from farm insurance company, NFU Mutual.

Bale targets six trophies this season

Mon, 2014-08-11 11:47
Gareth Bale is targeting a clean sweep of six trophies with Real Madrid this season, starting with Tuesday's Uefa Super Cup.

VIDEO: Fleeing families 'starving and scared'

Mon, 2014-08-11 11:42
Ten of thousands of civilians in northern Iraq are fleeing for their lives, desperate to avoid the advance of the Islamic State.

VIDEO: Man who shot at bad drivers in court

Mon, 2014-08-11 11:05
A man appears in court in the German city of Wuerzberg accused of firing more than 700 bullets at vehicles on motorways over five years.

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