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Foreign investors are keen to do deals with Turkmenistan but a climate of fear silences dissent, writes the BBC's Abdujalil Abdurasulov in Ashgabat.
The number of nurses being trained in Scotland has fallen to its lowest level for six years, according to the Scottish Conservatives.
The strange things passengers leave on the Tube
Immediate action is needed to ensure pensioners in Scotland are not afraid to put their heating on this winter, according to the SNP.
Manchester United to launch Bale bid, Aaron Lennon in Italian move, Liverpool consider Rodgers replacements, plus more.
The diplomat and journalist John Freeman, best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face, dies at the age of 99.
A gunman has shot dead two police officers sitting inside a patrol car in New York before killing himself, officials say.
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce says his club are "breaking barriers" in the Premier League as they are fourth in the table.
Presenter Caroline Flack and her partner Pasha Kovalev are crowned the winners of Strictly Come Dancing 2014.
European champions Real Madrid beat Copa Libertadores winners San Lorenzo to lift the Club World Cup.
A second man is arrested on suspicion of murdering an off-duty police constable in Liverpool.
European champions Real Madrid beat Copa Libertadores winner San Lorenzo to win the Club World Cup and a fourth trophy of 2014.
Northampton boss Jim Mallinder admits Dylan Hartley "plays to the edge" after the hooker's sending off against Leicester.
Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill says the Premiership wage cap "keeps the league competitive".
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan "misses 20 phone calls" from England selector James Whitaker offering him the role.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says beating teams like Aston Villa is a necessity to win the Premier League.
Police name a man they want to speak to in connection with the murder of a 42-year-old woman in Gateshead.
A man is shot dead at a police station in central France after injuring three policemen with a knife whilst shouting "Allahu Akbar!" ("God is great!").
New Hartlepool manager Ronnie Moore announces he would like to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.
The first British army reservists along with 100 regular soldiers head to Sierra Leone to help the battle against Ebola in the West African state.