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Alex Salmond says he has not made up his mind whether or not to stand for a Westminster seat at the next general election.
Microsoft reports a fall in profits as a result of the cost of job cuts and its purchase of Nokia's smartphone business earlier this year but rising revenue cheers investors.
A collection of art by a master forger whose work fooled dealers and galleries around the world sells at auction for more than £50,000.
There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia.
Wada and UCI will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger is cleared of doping offences.
The Metropolitan Police is to pay £425,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by a man she did not know was an undercover police officer.
After Mario Balotelli's controversial half-time shirt swap, BBC Sport asked you for your pet hates in the game.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) releases video footage of the suspected gunman arriving at the country's parliament building during Wednesday's shooting incident.
Enver Hoxhaj becomes the first minister from Kosovo to officially visit Serbia since his country unilaterally seceded in 2008.
Artists in Uganda are using motorbikes to carry and display street art installations as part of the Kampala Contemporary Art Festival.
Ghulam Azam, the former leader of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party, dies from a heart attack a year after being found guilty of war crimes.
Farmland birds are at their lowest levels since records began, according to government figures.
Will Canada continue to cherish its open society?
The trial collapses of a vicar accused of carrying out hundreds of sham weddings - after the judge says immigration officers lied on oath.
Police investigate a claim that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli "threatened" a woman who was taking pictures of his Ferrari.
"Overshare" has been chosen as the word of the year. But what is it and why do people do it?
Universities and business leaders call for changes in student visa rules, but the immigration minister says their criticisms are based on "myths".
Notorious police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after 48 years inside. How do you adjust after so long locked up?
Increasing NHS spending in England by the £8bn health bosses warn will be needed by 2020 will be tough but possible, the health secretary says.
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