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The public are being "left in the dark" when massive changes are made to the way police in Scotland work, the Scottish Conservatives say.
A 25-year-old man appears in court charged with assaulting disabled pensioner Alan Barnes outside his Gateshead home.
A new law comes into effect in Panama which will protect a key area of wetlands in the Bay of Panama, home to migratory shorebirds
Pablo Picasso's electrician and his wife go on trial accused of having £50m worth of the artist's work, which they claim was a gift by the late artist's wife.
Three men from south Wales are killed, along with a four-year-old girl, after a truck crash in Bath, Somerset.
Shoe shopping with Home Secretary Theresa May and tea with London Mayor Boris Johnson are among the lots auctioned at a Conservative Party fundraiser.
The introduction of the fox and cat from Europe is having a devastating impact on native mammals in Australia, say scientists.
A British man appears in court in Spain on suspicion of killing a man who had allegedly been filming his daughter, the Foreign Office confirms.
A close ally of Russia's President Vladimir Putin warns the European Parliament that US arms supplies to Ukraine could trigger "all-out war".
Greece could turn to the US, Russia or China if it fails to reach a new debt agreement with the eurozone, its defence minister says.
Volunteer fighters say they have launched a counter-offensive against pro-Russian separatists near the port city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine.
Investigations are continuing into a tipper truck crash in Bath that left a child and three adults dead.
Survivors in Italy await the end of the trial of Francesco Schettino, the man at the centre of the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.
The opening hours at Birmingham's new £189m library are to be cut by nearly half to save money, the city council confirms.
A four-year-old girl walking with her grandmother was among the four people killed in a tipper truck crash in Bath on Monday.
Web-slinging superhero Spider-Man is going to appear in Marvel's cinematic universe after Sony reaches a deal with Disney.
Hundreds of thousands of customers who buy household goods though rent-to-own schemes are being "ripped off", a group of MPs has concluded
Rugby's governing body says George North should have been taken off after a clash of heads in the Wales v England match.
Along with pre-booked cinema tickets, several other business appear to be cashing in on the release of Fifty Shades of Grey.
Manchester United winger Ashley Young defends the club's tactics after criticism from West Ham boss Sam Allardyce.