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Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre.
Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.
Daniel Boettcher reports from Windsor, where Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after their civil partnership ceremony.
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.
Fire crews bring a large blaze at an industrial unit on Swansea enterprise zone under control.
Andy Goode scores 33 points as Wasps beat London Irish in their first match at their new home, Coventry's Ricoh Arena.
The Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani has praised Peshmerga fighters on a visit to Mount Sinjar, which has been retaken from Islamic State militants.
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
Adam Johnson scores in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the North East derby.
A total of 11.5 million people watch as TV presenter Caroline Flack wins this year's series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
Dundee United beat Celtic to go second in the Premiership and move to within four points of the league leaders.
Fire crews are tackling a blaze at a shop in the Murraygate area of Dundee city centre with surroundings streets closed off.
The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands.
Meet the future star jockeys learning their trade racing Shetland Ponies at Olympia.
League Two club Hartlepool rule out the signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans, who was released in October.
A grieving County Down mother speaks of her distress at her house being burgled, just days after the burial of her daughter.
Voters in Tunisia are choosing their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.
A murder investigation is under way after a man found with serious injuries in a street in Glasgow's southside died in hospital.