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A murder investigation is under way after a man found with serious injuries in a street in Glasgow's southside died in hospital.
Former England captain Andrew Flintoff fails to impress on his debut for Brisbane Heat in the Australian Big Bash.
The US has asked China to curb North Korea's cyber-attacks after the hacking of Sony Pictures over a movie about Kim Jong-un, US officials say.
A number of pedigree sheep have their ears chewed off and their faces bitten in a dog attack.
British boxer Amir Khan plans to travel to Pakistan to show support for the 141 victims of the school massacre in Peshawar.
Ex-Business Secretary Lord Mandelson tells Labour's shadow cabinet to "play as a team" and be up front about the spending cuts needed to their departments.
Musician Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have converted their civil partnership to a marriage, according to a post on the Instagram website.
An urgent inquiry into the murders of Mandy Power, her daughters, and mother is launched after new evidence is uncovered by the lawyers of convicted killer David Morris.
Watch highlights of Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over Argentina's South American champions San Lorenzo in the Club World Cup final.
In the United Kingdom the solstice is a little after 11pm on 21 December this year.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split in the Anglican Church over same-sex marriage.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says retrospective bans for diving in the Premier League would be a disaster.
Twelve people dressed as Father Christmas invade the pitch during a football match between Cheltenham Town and Portsmouth.
The Welsh public have the right to decide what powers they want and what powers the UK should have, Carwyn Jones says.
President Obama says "there is no justification" for the shooting dead of two policemen in New York, amid tension over police tactics in the city.
Relatives of the 270 people who died in the Lockerbie bombing are to attend a memorial service in Washington to mark the 26th anniversary.
Pro-Europeans have got to "organise themselves properly" to defeat the "silly" arguments for leaving the EU, former Conservative Chancellor Ken Clarke says.
A man is arrested after a 28 year old dies after falling off the Avon Gorge in Bristol.
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A 22-year-old man is arrested and charged in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in Edinburgh last month.