Four SNP councillors filmed setting fire to a copy of the Smith Commission report are suspended from their party for two months.
A teacher accused of performing sex acts with a 14-year-old boy is banned from the profession for life.
Politicians and celebrities denounce "anti-Islamisation" ralllies in Germany.
Chancellor George Osborne says the benefit of falling oil prices should be passed on to consumers in lower pump prices and energy bills.
As deputy brigade chief and president of the South Katoomba Rural Fire Service, Susie McGregor is one of Australia's most senior female firefighters.
Belfast Health Trust cancels all non-urgent elective surgery up to and including 10 January, while other trusts cancel some of theirs, due to pressures on emergency departments.
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is jailed for two years for public corruption, a much shorter sentence than prosecutors recommended.
A look at why hospitals are struggling to cope with increased A&E attendances.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard reveals he would not be leaving the club if they had offered him a contract last summer.
A self-parking car, a plant pot that knows when it needs watering and a tracker for your pet, are just some of the highlights of the world's biggest gadget show in Las Vegas.
A farmer in Devon is forced to slaughter half his herd of Heck cows after they repeatedly tried to attack his farm workers.
The Korean Grand Prix has been dropped from the 2015 calendar, reducing the season to 20 races.
A police force secures £700,000 from the Home Office to continue investigating the case of Sheffield toddler Ben Needham who disappeared in 1991.
The US Congress returns on Tuesday with Republicans formally taken control of both chambers. Here's what to expect in the first months.
A man found dead in Kenya over the weekend was a key witness for Deputy President William Ruto at his trial in The Hague, his lawyer says.
Two years ago Amar Qadour was badly burned when a bomb was dropped on her family home in Syria.
The world is facing an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises that could break the international aid system, the BBC's Lyse Doucet reports.
A woman who started a petition against convicted rapist Ched Evans's proposed move to Oldham Athletic says the player "doesn't know what rape is".
Ten of the 48 clubs in League One and League Two publicly rule out signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.
Physical and emotional scars of injured Syrian girls begin to heal