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Colombia's second largest rebel group, the ELN, releases a Dutch citizen it had kidnapped more than a year ago.
Six inmates who held a warden and guard hostage at a prison in Kaohsiung, Taiwan for 14 hours have killed themselves, say officials.
Shares in China's biggest online search engine, Baidu, fall nearly 10% after disappointing results as users switch to mobiles.
Lawyers for two Australians facing execution in Indonesia on drug smuggling charges have mounted a rare legal challenge in a final attempt to save their lives.
How one man made a plane out of scrap in his back yard
The inside story of Kiev's Maidan massacre
Australia appeals again to Indonesia to spare Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, due to be executed in Bali for drug crimes.
Images of every tower block built in the UK are to be catalogued in a fully searchable digital archive described as a "Domesday Book" of the UK's post-war reconstruction.
A new rail link between the Borders and Edinburgh reaches a major milestone as track-laying is completed.
Most of Scotland's councils are due to set their budgets for the coming year, with councillors facing tough decisions on local spending as they seek to balance their books.
Tiger Woods says he is needs "a lot of work" on his game and he will not return until he is "tournament ready".
The row over claims of tax evasion at HSBC's Swiss bank, and Labour leader Ed Miliband's labelling of David Cameron as a "dodgy" prime minister, lead several papers.
The Romanian entrepreneurs making money from communism
The English town where wages have soared by 16% in a year
Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human facial expressions, a touch-screen study reveals.
Everton boss Roberto Martinez accuses Chelsea's players of trying to sway the referee during a 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.
As Greece settles into negotiations over its future in the eurozone, we lay out the various futures facing the country.
How furniture assembly was turned into a game
Paralympic sprint champion Alan Oliveira wants Oscar Pistorius to resume racing when the South African is released from prison.
The long-running takeover battle for the French holiday company, Club Med, has finally come to an end with Chinese conglomerate Fosun taking control.