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Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Macau to mark the 15th anniversary of the former Portuguese colony's return to China.
With the collapse of Pelamis Wave Power, the Scottish government is taking on the cutting edge technology. It faces big financial and technology challenges. So how much does it tell us about Scottish industrial strategy?
Steven Whittaker prevents Derby from going back to the top of the Championship as he strikes late to earn Norwich a point.
A teacher is banned from teaching after sending sexually motivated texts and social media messages to female pupils.
Formula 1 bosses are looking into the possibility of introducing more powerful but cheaper engines in the next few years.
Former Olympian Ron Hill completes his ambitious goal of running at least a mile a day for 50 years.
A police officer suffers minor injuries in a crash while escorting an ambulance in Cardiff.
A woman is robbed at knifepoint after being grabbed by man as she crossed a road in Edinburgh.
Russia says it will not "cave in" to pressure, following a fresh set of US, EU and Canada sanctions over the conflict in Ukraine.
A man is remanded in custody over the murder of a woman stabbed to death in a north-west London street.
£1.2bn is expected to be spent by UK shoppers on the last Saturday before Christmas, with researchers calling it "Panic Saturday".
A 17-year-old is charged with murder following the fatal stabbing of a teenager in a Chelmsford park named by police as Ashley Woolley.
Pakistan army kills five militants in northwest as security is tightened against possible Taliban reprisals for prisoner executions, officials say.
Residents in Ceredigion are told that council officials are ready for any extreme weather this winter.
The singer surprises fans by releasing six tracks from her new album early after songs were leaked online.
The remaining staff at a collapsed wave power company are to lose their jobs after no buyer was found for the business.
The health board for a west Wales hospital says 'good progress' is being made towards keeping 24-hour A&E cover.
How a multi-millionaire "hockey geek" who looked after the players’ sticks as a boy returned to revive a club’s fortunes.
Police arrest driver on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving on the A472 between Pontypool and Hafodyrynys.
As polling concludes in Indian-administered Kashmir, the BBC's Shalu Yadav meets war widows on opposite sides of the long-standing conflict.