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Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has announced his new front bench team, with jobs for fellow leadership contenders Neil Findlay and Sarah Boyack.
The BBC's Mike Wooldridge looks at how Pakistan has battled with the Taliban and what future hope there is for resolving the conflict.
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists he has never been involved in match-fixing after being named in an investigation.
Former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine predicts the UK will join the euro one day.
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One of the world's last remaining northern white rhinos has died at a zoo in California, the 44-year old male named Angalifu died of old age, leaving only five in the world.
Arrangements for a Stormont opposition could be put in place as early as March 2015, according to the government paper given to the parties last week.
Spanish police arrest 32 people as part of an investigation into the murder of a Deportivo La Coruna fan before a game in November.
The UK "will join the euro" says Lord Heseltine, although it would not be "in the foreseeable future".
Fifa dismisses a complaint from its own World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia as well as two whistleblowers.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers dismisses talk of dressing room unrest at the struggling Premier League club.
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The Catholic Church in Scotland reveals details of abuse allegations made in 2013, of which seven were made against members of the clergy.
Championship side Reading are set to appoint former West Brom boss Steve Clarke as their new manager.
Children from Roma backgrounds in England's schools must be better supported to learn and achieve, a report by the watchdog Ofsted says.
The head of finance at a homeless charity in Swansea is arrested on suspicion of fraud understood to be £800,000.
Google has been threatened with a fine of up to 15m euros (£12m) if it does not do a better job of protecting the privacy of Dutch citizens
Fast food company McDonald's is rationing fries in Japan as it struggles to cope with a chip shortage.
The Scottish independence referendum was "well run" with high levels of voter satisfaction and is an example to be followed, according to the election watchdog.
A nursing assistant at Muckamore Abbey Hospital near Antrim is given a suspended prison sentence for assaulting a mentally-disabled woman she was meant to be caring for.