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An Edinburgh square is to be named in honour of football players and supporters who served in the first of the Sporting Battalions of WW1.
Cricket fans and players from around the world pay their tributes to Australia batsman Phillip Hughes, who died aged 25.
Francis Crawford of Lymond has topped a poll of favourite Scottish book characters carried out as part of Book Week Scotland.
Oil exporting nations agreed to keep pumping oil at its current levels - a move that sparked new falls in the price of oil. What will be the effect in Asia?
Saving Kenya's children born of incest from a death sentence
David Cameron is preparing to deliver a speech outlining his plans to reduce immigration from the EU - after figures revealed net migration had risen above 2010 levels.
A mother's decision to leave Whatsapp chat group goes viral
How Korea helped prostitutes work near US military bases
Finding bounty in the depths of Davy Jones's locker
The rubbish collector left on the scrap heap as his city goes green
Wal-Mart workers revolt against US shopping day
The runners who race each other with their dogs
The BBC has been allowed inside London's Olympic Stadium to film the construction of the arena's new roof.
When a sand dune in Tunisia threatened to swallow up Mos Espa - the childhood home of Darth Vader - Star Wars fans teamed up with tourist chiefs to take action.
A continuing teacher recruitment shortage may prompt schools to look abroad for new teachers, experts say.
On what politicians' economic metaphors are trying to convey
A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.
Too few toddlers and young children are having the seasonal flu vaccine, the chief medical officer for England warns.
Previews of Prime Minister David Cameron's speech on immigration lead many newspapers, while others focus on former minister Andrew Mitchell's libel case defeat.
A huge clean-up operation is under way in Brisbane after a severe storm swept across south-east Queensland.