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Scotland's jobless total rose by 7,000 between September and November to stand at 158,000, according to official figures.
A key report says fracking should not go ahead at two sites in Lancashire.
Energy price comparison sites will have to become more transparent, under new rules announced by the regulator Ofgem.
Some women may find medical procedures more painful if their partners are present, a small study suggests.
Actor Brian Blessed collapses while playing King Lear in an apparent heart scare, but later returns to complete the show.
India's rising tiger population is good news, but a lot needs to be done to stabilise it.
A decision to delay publishing a long-awaited report following the official inquiry into the 2003 Iraq war is described as an "insult".
Researchers have created a program that is unbeatable in the game of Texas hold 'em poker.
Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is buying a 20% stake in Spanish football club Atletico Madrid as he looks to diversify his business empire.
A small bomb is found during a security alert at an apartment block in east Belfast.
Man Utd warned off PSG defender, Everton rule out Lennon swap, Milner set for Man City exit, plus more.
The A53 is closed by snow in Staffordshire, with driving conditions difficult in parts of the moorlands.
Dixons Carphone, the electrical goods and mobile retailer, says trading over Christmas was a "rollercoaster" but predicts a higher-than-expected full-year profit.
One hundred dancing robots perform a synchronised dance routine in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday.
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A coroner's investigation into the death of a boy who was swept out to sea off the Anglesey coast will be held on Wednesday,
A family describes a robbery in which a woman and her pregnant daughter were attacked by an intruder at home.
An attacker is shot and injured by security officers after stabbing at least nine people on a Tel Aviv bus, Israeli police say.
Councillors will discuss plans for a 1,700-home development in a north Wales village on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova survives a huge scare at the Australian Open, saving two match points to beat world number 150 Alexandra Panova.