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Fifteen rising music artists have been named on the longlist for the BBC Music Sound Of 2015, which showcases some of the brightest new acts for the year ahead.
World Aids day is being marked by a series of events across the globe. The virus which causes Aids - HIV - was first identified by scientists more than 30 years ago.
Scottish manufacturers are optimistic about next year despite reporting flat figures for the fourth quarter, according to a survey.
Why do strange rubber-like blocks wash up around Europe?
The cost of childcare in Scotland is a "route to in-work poverty" for many parents, according to a report.
Power firm SSE awards what is thought to be Scotland's largest living wage contract to engineers ABB Ltd.
How one man's ashes have been scattered on every continent
A mixed bag of headlines on Monday include a look at government spending pledges on health and roads, and Britain's online shopping addiction.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to insist in a speech later she is not intent on class war, despite backing land reform and higher taxes on the rich.
The UN's Ebola mission chief tells the BBC that there is still a "huge risk" that the deadly virus could spread to other countries.
The UK-based Somali helping people transfer money abroad
West Midlands landlords must check prospective tenants' right to be in the UK if they want to avoid a possible fine of up to £3,000.
How skills shortages are holding back the UK economy
Former F1 driver Mark Webber crashes at a race in Brazil but is "alert and awake" at a medical centre.
What you need to know ahead of the Autumn Statement
Sanjoy Majumder reports from eastern India on the human cost of producing one of the world's most popular drinks.
Nearly 2,000 couples get married at an indoors sports venue in the biggest mass wedding ceremony in Rio de Janeiro's history.
Next-generation network will be very different, say scientists
Labour leader Ed Miliband says the government's failure to improve living standards has cost the Treasury £116.5bn - nearly £4,000 per taxpayer.
The cost of having a fixed-line telephone is increasing, as people spend less time using them.