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Fire crews are tackling a blaze at a shop in the Murraygate area of Dundee city centre with surroundings streets closed off.
The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands.
Meet the future star jockeys learning their trade racing Shetland Ponies at Olympia.
League Two club Hartlepool rule out the signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans, who was released in October.
A grieving County Down mother speaks of her distress at her house being burgled, just days after the burial of her daughter.
Voters in Tunisia are choosing their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.
A murder investigation is under way after a man found with serious injuries in a street in Glasgow's southside died in hospital.
Former England captain Andrew Flintoff fails to impress on his debut for Brisbane Heat in the Australian Big Bash.
The US has asked China to curb North Korea's cyber-attacks after the hacking of Sony Pictures over a movie about Kim Jong-un, US officials say.
A number of pedigree sheep have their ears chewed off and their faces bitten in a dog attack.
British boxer Amir Khan plans to travel to Pakistan to show support for the 141 victims of the school massacre in Peshawar.
Ex-Business Secretary Lord Mandelson tells Labour's shadow cabinet to "play as a team" and be up front about the spending cuts needed to their departments.
Musician Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have converted their civil partnership to a marriage, according to a post on the Instagram website.
An urgent inquiry into the murders of Mandy Power, her daughters, and mother is launched after new evidence is uncovered by the lawyers of convicted killer David Morris.
Watch highlights of Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over Argentina's South American champions San Lorenzo in the Club World Cup final.
In the United Kingdom the solstice is a little after 11pm on 21 December this year.
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is trying to bridge a split in the Anglican Church over same-sex marriage.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says retrospective bans for diving in the Premier League would be a disaster.
Twelve people dressed as Father Christmas invade the pitch during a football match between Cheltenham Town and Portsmouth.
The Welsh public have the right to decide what powers they want and what powers the UK should have, Carwyn Jones says.