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A 71-year-old man convicted of a series of rapes on underage girls has died in prison, the Scottish Prison Service confirms.
A look at Britain's longest train, a ballast cleaner train, which is helping replace old ballast on rail tracks between Norwich and London.
As the UK population gets older, Alison Holt explains why the rising cost of social care can't be ignored.
A South Sudanese militia has released 280 child soldiers as the first step in a process to free 3,000, the UN's children agency says.
Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen free the chief of staff of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi who they abducted 10 days ago.
US stocks fall sharply following a string of disappointing company results.
Auschwitz survivors have been speaking at a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary since the liberation of the Nazi death camp.
There has been heavy snowfall across the north-east of America but the predicted chaos in some areas has not been as bad as expected as Laura Trevelyan reports
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras forms a new cabinet with Yanis Varoufakis as finance minister and right-winger Panos Kammenos as defence minister.
Stoke City striker Bojan Krkic is ruled out for the rest of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
A GP who told a patient the devil was "having a go" at her is struck off the medical register for "deplorable conduct".
Unison calls off a planned strike for its NHS members in England which was scheduled for 29 January.
Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered for trying to "expose the corruption" at the heart of Russia's "mafia state", his family's lawyer claims.
Three Egyptian activists lose their final appeal against three-year prison sentences they were given last year for violating an anti-protest law.
The head of the Iraq Inquiry is to be questioned by MPs next month about why its report is to be delayed until after the election.
A cap on care costs is being introduced in England. But many people will not benefit from it - and those that do could still end up paying for their care even when they hit it.
Tiger Woods admits it hurt to breathe after losing a tooth while watching girlfriend Lindsey Vonn in a ski race.
The partner of a missing mother-of-four is charged with her murder.
Japanese officials work to verify a video threatening to kill Islamic State hostage Kenji Goto within 24 hours unless Jordan frees an Iraqi militant on death row.
Communities Minister Stephen Williams defends his remarks in Parliament about the threat to pubs in his constituency from population changes.