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A man who was found guilty of murdering his wife in a car crash in Aberdeenshire loses his appeal against conviction.
The North Korean leader's uncle, Chang Song-thaek, is executed after being purged for "acts of treachery", says the state news agency.
A new report highlights a fall in levels of youth violence but campaigners say the government needs to do more to tackle gangs.
Police should be allowed to get on with their jobs rather than collate crime figures, an MP says after a report said crime in the Gwent force may be up to 8% higher than official figures.
Irish Minister for Finance Michael Noonan gives news briefing ahead of Ireland's anticipated exit of the European Union bailout programme on Sunday.
World champion Polly Swann is determined to hold on to her seat in the women's pair as Olympic champion Heather Stanning returns.
Steve Smith's unbeaten century helps Australia recover from 143-5 to 326-6 in the third Ashes Test against England in Perth.
The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time for the first time this winter, figures show.
The death of a toddler who drank some of his mother's methadone could have been prevented, a report finds.
Pop star Beyonce unexpectedly releases her fifth album on iTunes overnight, with 14 new tracks and 17 music videos.
Two women are arrested over the death of a baby boy in West Yorkshire.
Immigrants applying for work-related benefits are being tested on the English language skills under a new government programme.
A row over plans to build a halal meat plant near a Sikh temple in Bradford is to go to the High Court.
The HS2 high-speed rail project is essential for the UK's future, MPs say, but campaigners brand their report a "whitewash".
Gavin Hewitt speaks to Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders
Singer Kate Nash songwriter said she would not take a "selfie" photograph at a memorial service, after political leaders were seen taking one at Nelson Mandela's memorial service.
Women are paid on average around £5,000 a year less than men, and the issue is overlooked because of a lack of women MPs, said the boss of Ann Summers.