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Education Secretary Michael Russell is to announce plans to tackle child abuse as a report on Scotland's child protection system is published.
The president of Guyana has suspended the national parliament to avoid MPs passing a vote of no confidence in his government.
The skull-fitted antenna which turns colour into music
Some of Scotland's biggest councils will have to save at least £150m between them next year, according to figures collated by BBC Scotland.
Andy Murray takes on Milos Raonic on Tuesday evening knowing his ATP World Tour Finals hopes are on the line.
Former Manchester United boss David Moyes is named as the new manager of Spanish club Real Sociedad.
Former England captain Gary Lineker says Wayne Rooney deserves to be recognised as one of the nation's greatest players.
Language barrier, poor morale and no money - the challenges facing David Moyes at Real Sociedad.
A possible sinkhole has opened up in a driveway in Pasco County, Florida, swallowing a car and leading to the evacuation of six homes.
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is facing a spell on the sidelines with a "very serious calf injury".
Bob Geldof has spoken to the BBC about the release of a fourth version of the Band Aid charity single, Do They Know It's Christmas.
Havant & Waterlooville's Brian Stock is clearly unhappy with the presence of a TV camera in the home dressing room following his sending off against Preston in Monday's FA Cup first-round tie.
Indian great Sachin Tendulkar speaks to BBC Radio 5 live about his record-breaking cricket career and life after retirement.
World number one Novak Djokovic sweeps past Marin Cilic 6-1 6-1 at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
The decision to scale back the police investigation into Bloody Sunday deaths is to be challenged in court.
The UK is not seeking another Cold War with Russia, but Britain must stand up for its values, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
What the Reagan-Thatcher secret chat really reveals
Footage emerges showing the moment two vans risked a crash on the M5 when a drink was passed between the vehicles.
A group of Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for failing to predict a deadly earthquake in 2009 have had the verdict quashed.
Police investigating "violent dissident republican activity" arrest a number of men in Newry, County Down.