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Saudi Arabia's King Salman pledges continuity, as funeral ceremonies for King Abdullah are held in Riyadh hours after his death.
Images from around the world: 23 January
Dramatic video has emerged of the moment a coastguard helicopter rescued the crew of a sinking fishing boat off the western coast of Scotland.
A man described as having a sexual interest in much older women is found guilty of killing a widow in his village in Cornwall.
Belgian authorities are looking for a possible accomplice of Mehdi Nemmouche, the gunman charged with killing four people at a Jewish museum in May.
The number of serious flu cases in Scotland increases as it emerges almost of those eligible for vaccinations have not had them.
The uncle of a schoolboy who died in a minibus crash denies dishonestly collecting charity money in his name.
French President Francois Hollande address to the World Economic Forum in Davos
The jury has been discharged in the trial of Victorino Chua, a former Stepping Hill Hospital nurse accused of poisoning patients.
A lawyer is taking Edinburgh council to court on behalf of 60 clients who claim they have fallen off their bikes due to the city's tram tracks.
Sterling jumps sharply against the euro, while the FTSE 100 extends gains made in the wake of the European Central Bank's stimulus programme.
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, has suffered a heart attack, the church has confirmed.
The behaviour of boys from poor families is worse when they grow up alongside wealthier neighbours, suggests research.
The government in the Philippines is facing calls for an inquiry after it temporarily relocated homeless people during Pope Francis' visit.
A 12-year-old girl who allegedly had sex with Gary Glitter told her brother she was "going out" with the singer, a court hears.
Owner Massimo Cellino steps down from his role at Leeds until 10 April, with Andrew Umbers becoming temporary chairman.
Sinn Féin indicates it would be prepared to take part in TV election debates if other parties such as Plaid Cymru and the Greens are involved.
High-profile Bitcoin backers are seeking to establish a Bitcoin exchange in the US that would be overseen by mainstream financial regulators.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she wants Greece to "remain part of our story" ahead of elections that could throw the country's eurozone future into doubt.
Nigeria does not need the help of UN or African Union troops to take on Boko Haram, the country's national security adviser tells the BBC.