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Rangers suffer defeat by Queen of the South after it emerged that manager Ally McCoist handed in his notice.
Srirasmi, the wife of Thailand's Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn, resigns her royal position, the palace announces.
Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold makes a winning skeleton return with a victory at the World Cup event at Lake Placid.
Mexico's finance minister defends his purchase of a luxury home, amid reports he bought it from a firm whose parent company won public contracts.
Ukraine must double its military budget next year to $3bn to fund the fight against pro-Russian rebels, the defence minister says.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie feels he can continue playing at the top level for "many years to come".
The UN has formally adopted an extraordinary account of life in a Uruguayan jail during military rule written on tiny cigarette papers.
A Question Time audience member involved in a fiery debate with comedian Russell Brand is the brother of a UKIP MEP.
In a Twitter Q&A, the BBC's security correspondent Frank Gardener answered questions about the redacted CIA report.
The president of the European Commission warns the UK not to "beat up" EU migrants as it tries to reduce immigration numbers.
The first colour image from the Rosetta spacecraft shows that Comet 67P is even more dark and monochrome than expected.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli accepts an FA charge for a post on social media but writes a letter in mitigation.
Police are dealing with a serious incident in Holyhead on Anglesey and have warned members of the public to avoid the area.
Following the release of a contentious Senate report detailing CIA interrogation techniques, the BBC's Jon Sopel questions the motives of those involved and the lasting impact of such actions.
The stepmother of journalist Luke Somers, killed in a rescue bid in Yemen, says there were negotiations for his release and an offer to pay a ransom.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says England remain under pressure ahead of Saturday's sixth ODI between the sides.
A review is launched after a woman died at home alone despite repeatedly calling the NHS 111 helpline for assistance.
Splashing out on sex and discovery in TV epic on Marco Polo
Tom Hanks uses the alias Harry Lauder, and more nuggets.
Ron Dennis agrees with his fellow shareholders a price at which he can take a majority shareholding of the McLaren Group.