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Labour MP Jim Murphy is resuming his street tour of Scotland ahead of the independence referendum, following its suspension last week.
Children's entertainers The Singing Kettle announce they are calling it a day and will stop performing early next year.
Water voles - one of the UK's rarest animals - have re-established a population at an RSPB Scotland reserve in the Highlands.
Local registration centres say in recent days they have received tens of thousands of applications from people wanting to vote.
Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.
What does the future hold for Scotland's pensioners?
Why Paris is forgetting Ernest Hemingway
Card fraud in Asia costs banks $400m a year and is rising by up to 25% a year, according to software analytics firm Fico.
A joint session of parliament is to be held in Pakistan as PM Nawaz Sharif seeks to gain support against protesters calling for his resignation.
Russia has launched a 'great war' that could claim tens of thousands of lives, Ukraine's defence ministry warns amid rebel offensive.
The number of people struggling with payday loans has risen by 42% in the past year, according to the debt charity StepChange.
Readers share their experiences of replacing their operating system
A hospital trust which runs five hospitals in Kent is put into special measures because of "serious failures" in patient safety.
The student entrepreneurs behind Nigeria's online jobs giant
Spain returns to Colombia hundreds of indigenous artefacts that were seized from drug gangs in 2003, but later smuggled out of the country.
Can President Obama's taskforce save America's bees?
Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, as schools re-open for the new term.
The number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer treatment in England rose by nearly a third in five years, figures show.
BBC News talks to Ian Lowe, a blacksmith who teaches other people an ancient art he believes to be future-proof.
Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, Newsnight learns.