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Toronto Police are asking the public to help identify the purpose of a bunker 10ft (3m) underground found near a Pan-Am Games site.
Police Scotland is facing a £6m shortfall in its budget because of delays in receiving cash under proceeds of crime legislation.
The death risk from smoking may be much higher than previously thought - tobacco kills up to two in every three smokers not one in every two, data from a large study suggests.
The FTSE 100 share index closes at a new high, surpassing the previous record set in December 1999.
Pee-wee Herman's Big Holiday, produced by Judd Apatow and star Paul Reubens, will begin production in March 2015, streaming service Netflix confirms.
Swansea City investigate disparaging comments allegedly made by a club director about Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal.
An 85-year-old woman admits causing the death of two of her friends in a fatal car crash in September 2012.
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore says he is "very disappointed" a Fifa taskforce has recommended that the 2022 World Cup should be held in November and December.
BBC News looks at why FIFA is recommending that the 2022 World Cup should be held in winter - and why many clubs disagree.
A man accused of planning a Mumbai-style terror attack in the UK had the address of a property owned by Tony Blair, a court hears.
A commuter train and a lorry have collided, causing three carriages to derail northwest of Los Angeles, with multiple injuries reported.
Janet Yellen, in her semi-annual testimony in Congress, says the Federal Reserve can be flexible in determining when to raise interest rates, which have been near zero since 2008.
A commuter train has derailed after hitting a truck near Oxnard, north of Los Angeles.
Court sketches of costumed MI5 agents giving evidence in the trial of Abid Nasser must be made with "blank faces" and "generic hair", a judge has ruled.
Lawyers for jailed South African athlete Oscar Pistorius launch a legal bid to prevent prosecutors from appealing against his acquittal on murder charges.
A dog breeder, thought by the RSPCA to be a major figure in British dog fighting, is jailed and banned from keeping animals.
Pebble is returning to crowdfunding to release its second smartwatch - which it claims will have colour e-paper display and seven day battery life
Eurozone finance ministers have approved reform proposals submitted by Greece in order to gain an extension of its bailout, officials say.
At least eight people die when a gunman opens fire inside a restaurant in the Czech Republic town of Uhersky Brod, local reports say.
Lithuania to reintroduce military conscription over concerns for "the geopolitical environment" in the Baltic states, President Dalia Grybauskaite says.