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Alex Salmond will address parliament for the last time as first minister before standing down from the job.
The family of a British surgeon killed in a Syrian prison plan to take the case to the International Criminal Court.
The need for smooth and orderly transfers of power in Saudi Arabia has become more crucial than ever - but who will inherit the kingdom in the coming years is a thorny issue yet to be resolved, says Gerald Butt.
The question how severe is the threat to the UK posed by so-called Islamic State is really difficult to answer, says Dominic Casciani.
Vaccinating a remote community in DR Congo
Australia and India pledge to push for a major free trade deal, as India's PM Narendra Modi makes a historic speech to parliament in Canberra.
Is violence more common in gay relationships?
Vulnerable prisoners at a problem jail in Worcestershire are resorting to self-harm to address basic issues, according to inspectors.
Alan Johnson has ruled out being Labour leader. Hasn't he?
Footballers Cristiano Ronaldo, Didier Drogba and Gareth Bale have all appeared in a new Ebola awareness campaign run by Fifa.
What did St Paul say about women?
Anatomy lessons from 500 years ago
Is there a right way to deal with jihadists who want to come home?
The NHS ombudsman - the independent service that investigates patients' complaints - is wholly ineffective and failing families, warns the Patients Association.
More than one in 10 men have paid for sex, according to a major study of British sexual habits.
A council's failure to respond to a damning report on the Trojan Horse scandal is labelled "astonishing" by Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted.
As Iran and six world powers begin a "final" round of talks on Tehran's nuclear programme, BBC Persian's Kasra Naji assesses the chances of a deal.
The number of terrorist attacks and deaths from terrorism rose sharply in 2013, with Islamist militants behind most cases, a new report says.
Concerns about police failures to investigate hundreds of thousands of crimes, including sex offences, make headlines, along with the return of bird flu.
Payday lender Wonga continues to show adverts in Poland similar to those that were cancelled in the UK for being attractive to children.