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A 44-year-old man dies after his motorbike is involved in a collision with a van on the A84 near Stirling.
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An outbreak of norovirus leads to the closure of four wards at Southampton General Hospital.
Labour has said the Health Secretary has urgent questions to answer about leaked plans that suggest increasing response times for ambulance crews in England.
Turkmenistan in Central Asia is one of the most isolated and secretive states in the world, dissent is not tolerated and suspicion reigns.
Jordan executes 11 men convicted of murder, ending a eight-year moratorium on the death penalty.
The Cuban President, Raul Castro, has addressed the closing session of parliament just days after announcing an agreement with the United States to re-establish diplomatic ties.
A free helpline offers support to victims of domestic abuse over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Pakistan has announced it will execute more militant prisoners in the next few days after lifting a moratorium in response to the Peshawar school massacre.
The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
A man has been killed by police near the city of Tours in central France, after attacking officers with a knife.
The moment Welsh rookie Jamie Donaldson secures the point that retains the Ryder Cup for Europe at Gleneagles.
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
Tunisians are set to vote for their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.
Restrictions on the movement of poultry in East Yorkshire after an outbreak of bird flu at a duck breeding farm are lifted.
Former three-time heavyweight champion boxer Muhammad Ali has been taken to hospital with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman says.
Australian authorities charge a woman in the northern city of Cairns with the murder of seven of her children and her niece.
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