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Scotland's top police officer and golfer Paul Lawrie are among more than 100 people from Scotland recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Tony Robinson, Rowan Atkinson, Anish Kapoor, Adele and Clare Balding are among the recipients in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
Fifa is confident the opening match of the Confederations Cup will go ahead, despite protests in Brazil.
David Cameron has said "no decision" has been taken in the UK to arm the Syrian rebels, as the US says it will provide them with military support.
Demonstrators in Turkey are taking on the media - and the work of the media - over the protests surrounding Gezi Park.
Polls have closed in Iran's presidential election as voters decided who should replace incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Three members of a "notorious" criminal family in Liverpool are jailed over a failed plot to smuggle more than £6m of heroin into Britain.
Italy's Supreme Court upholds jail terms for seven policemen and prison doctors for brutality against protesters at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa.
A US judge rules an Army psychiatrist accused of a 2009 massacre at Fort Hood cannot claim he killed to protect Taliban leaders.
Superman Henry Cavill joined co-stars Amy Adams and Russell Crowe for the Jersey premiere of Man of Steel.
Malaysian author Tan Twan Eng wins the £25,000 Walter Scott Prize for historical Fiction for his second novel The Garden of Evening Mists.
A senior police officer urges the home secretary to review the powers of police and crime commissioners to remove chief constables.
The UK government has warned airlines not to allow an ex-CIA employee who leaked secret US surveillance details to fly to the UK.
UK pensioners' incomes have risen faster than all other age groups in the last 30 years, a study has shown.
A Vale of Glamorgan horse trader is found guilty of 57 welfare and cruelty charges, with one RSPCA inspector saying some animals were the "most poorly" horses she had come across.
The Prime Minister says an economic pact unveiled at Downing Street should be crucial for improving the prospects for the Northern Ireland economy.
The newest aircraft from European planemaker Airbus, the A350, has completed its maiden flight.
Surgeons who refuse to publish their performance data should be publicly named, the health secretary says.
Wales' environmental watchdog says plans for a £250m race track in south Wales should be shelved as they stand because of "unacceptable risk" to the area.