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Eight years on, new details surrounding the life and death of Alexander Litvinenko continue to emerge from the public inquiry currently under way, security correspondent Gordon Corera reports.
A 52-year-old Falkirk man appears in court charged with building an improvised explosive device at a Perthshire holiday park.
Yemen's Shia Houthi rebel movement announces it is taking over the government and dissolving parliament.
Equatorial Guinea are fined £65,000 for the crowd trouble in Thursday's Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Ghana.
Mexican police have found at least 61 bodies in an abandoned crematorium in the Mexican resort of Acapulco, officials say.
Canada court allows doctor-assisted suicide for severe and incurable medical conditions, overturning 1993 ban
An Italian policeman is accused of using the website Couchsurfing.com to lure an Australian woman to his home and then drugging and raping her.
A South Yorkshire Police officer understood to be under investigation by the police watchdog in relation to the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal has died following a car crash.
Match-fixers approaching cricketers to influence matches use tactics like paedophiles, the ICC's anti-corruption chief says.
The first Ubuntu-powered smartphones go on sale shortly, featuring a user interface with a card-based system rather than grids of apps.
Commonwealth champion Lizzie Armitstead claims the overall victory of the Tour of Qatar by winning Friday's final stage.
A car has crashed into a fire hydrant geyser in the Los Angeles district of Van Nuys, California.
The United States added 257,000 jobs last month and the number created in November and December was revised sharply higher.
The Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram attacks a town in Niger for the first time, a day after launching a raid into Cameroon.
Steven Burke recovers from a broken collarbone to take his place in the GB team for the Track World Championships.
Fact and fiction behind tough-guy image of Jordan's King Abdullah
Google is starting from scratch with its controversial Glass smart-spectacles project, reports the New York Times.
Hundreds of privately-owned flats in one of Glasgow's most ethnically diverse areas are to be bought out in a bid to end slum housing conditions.
Rescue workers in Taiwan say they no longer expect to find any survivors, following an air crash in Taipei.
Ex-Premier League striker Ade Akinbiyi is fined for driving an uninsured car filled with too many people.