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The BBC's meets Chibatman - a Japanese man who dresses as Batman to make Japanese people smile and who has become an internet sensation
Nearly 10,000 jobs could be created in Scotland's food and drink sector over the next five years, according to a new report.
Both independence referendum campaigns have urged people to register to vote if they have not already done so.
Doping experts have yet to find an effective test to uncover athletes using the gases xenon and argon to boost performance, as a ban is introduced.
Israel unveils plans to take 400 hectares of land in the Occupied West Bank, triggering criticism from the Palestinians and the US.
The Europeans who pitch up in Ukraine to join the fight
Max started writing code when he was six. He told BBC News why he thought more children being taught how to program in schools was a good idea.
The girl with three biological parents
Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?
Bangladesh's ship breakers face economic challenge
High-powered hairdryers are on a list of household electrical items the EU is considering banning in an attempt to curb energy consumption.
A boy with a brain tumour whose parents took him from a hospital against medical advice had everything he needed to be safe, his brother says.
Russia's President, Vladimir Putin, says any agreement to end the conflict in Ukraine, must include discussions on giving more autonomy to pro-Russians in the east.
Conservative MP for Dudley South Chris Kelly announces he will stand down at the 2015 general election after one term.
Barclays Bank sells Spanish businesses for £633m to the country's third largest lender CaixaBank.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expects to be busy on deadline day, while plenty of activity is expected after a record summer of spending.
Iraqi forces reach the besieged town of Amerli, where thousands of people have been trapped by jihadists, military officials say.
Javier Gomez wins the Triathlon World Series title ahead of Jonny Brownlee, whose brother Alistair wins the final race.