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Holyrood is expected to back plans to allow those aged 16 and 17 to vote in Scottish Parliament and local elections.
Lawyers representing cyclists injured on Edinburgh's tram tracks have warned the city council it must take action to prevent a fatality.
In search of the truth about the death of a top prosecutor
The safety of the Trident nuclear weapons system on the Clyde is set to be debated in the House of Commons.
The justice secretary says he wants a radical shake-up in the way women are punished for crimes.
Legislation giving more power to the Scottish Parliament is due to begin its journey through Westminster.
Breast cancers can change the structure of bone to make it easier to spread there, a study finds.
David Cameron starts a tour of European capitals as a bill paving the way for the UK's EU referendum is launched in the House of Commons.
Hashtag is declared 'children's word of the year' by the Oxford University Press after analysis of entries to the BBC's 500 Words competition.
David Stern visited the police academy in Ukraine where new police officers are being trained as part of a major programme of reforms to the service.
Taking the fight against fat to South Africa's streets
Why is 30 hours a week the threshold for tax breaks?
Why Russian gas companies may turn to China
France honours four members of the French Resistance against the Nazis with a ceremony at the Pantheon mausoleum in Paris.
The BBC's John Sudworth reports from the annual Beijing Police Equipment Expo, an event showcasing the latest law-enforcement gadgetry at the disposal of China's ruling Communist Party.
The authorities in the Greek island of Kos say they have rescued 1,200 migrants in the past two days.
Sports car maker Lamborghini confirms the launch of an SUV and signs a deal to build the car in Italy.
BBC Sport's Matt Slater examines what sets the Fifa fiasco apart from the litany of previous sporting scandals.
The US Nasdaq stock index rallied to a record after technology and healthcare stocks advanced.
Why the US is policing a global game