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Scotland's largest health board is heavily criticised by an inquiry into the country's worst Clostridium difficile (C. diff) outbreak.
Chuck Hagel will resign as US defence secretary after less than two years in the post, following a series of meetings with President Barack Obama.
The integrity of current political talks in Northern Ireland is called into question by a senior DUP man's 'toilet paper' comments, says Sinn Féin.
Three teenagers who killed a 46-year-old with an axe and a knife when he confronted them on a west London estate are convicted.
Telecoms giant BT is in talks with Telefonica about buying the O2 mobile network from the Spanish firm.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says women cannot be treated as equal to men, and accuses feminists of rejecting motherhood.
Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen vows to act after the Christmas attraction he helped to create was forced to close because of complaints.
The deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran is extended to the end of June after talks in Vienna failed to reach a comprehensive agreement.
Flooding in southern Morocco kills 32 people and destroys homes after heavy weekend rainfall, officials say.
A novel autonomous sub acquires the first detailed, high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.
Members of the Welsh assembly could get a £10,000 pay rise after the 2016 election, the body which sets their salaries says.
A man accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing must remain in custody, a High Court judge has ruled.
Ukraine's president says he intends to hold a referendum on joining Nato, in a move likely to anger Russia.
The funeral of one of five teenagers killed in a road accident in Conisbrough is held in Doncaster.
The case of a businessman who wants to stop malicious web postings about him appearing in Google searches is settled at the High Court.
Former minister Owen Paterson calls for the UK to exit the EU, putting pressure on the prime minister amid Tory divisions on the issue.
A report finds a "serious child sexual exploitation problem" in Birmingham, with 132 young people in the city suffering or vulnerable to abuse.
Switzerland's Bern Art Museum says it will accept hundreds of works of art bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright says Arsenal would be mid-table without Alexis Sanchez, but still doubts their top-four credentials.
The Duke of Cambridge is to visit China in 2015 after an invitation from the Chinese government, the BBC understands.