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A gay couple who wanted to convert their Northern Ireland civil partnership into a marriage in Scotland say they were told they would first have to live apart for two years.
Two police officers in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will face charges for killing a homeless camper, their lawyers say.
New CCTV footage appears to show Hayat Boumeddiene, the partner of the Paris supermarket attacker, passing through Turkey en route to Syria.
A teenager is sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a 14-year-old boy he met through online gaming.
The number of patients being treated for flu in Wales is now the highest for four years, according to the latest figures for Public Health Wales.
As hundreds of Londoners attempt Dry January a new alcohol-free bar open helping to keep temptation at bay.
A gamekeeper is jailed after being found guilty of killing a rare bird and setting traps illegally to capture two others on an Aberdeenshire estate.
Pegida has become a new force in German politics, rejecting conservative Islam. What is driving the movement, asks the BBC's Laurence Peter.
Hacking group Anonymous claim responsibility for disabling an extremist website based in France.
Why did US businessman Robert Sarver end his interest in buying Rangers after two rejected bids, and what happens now at Ibrox?
Richard Westcott reports from an investigation centre where flight recorders, like the one being examined in Indonesia, are listened to and inspected.
A kayak manufacturer is found guilty of corporate manslaughter after a worker became trapped and died in an industrial oven.
RSPB Scotland lodges a legal challenge against government consent granted to four major Scottish offshore wind farms.
The US says it has verified the release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba, agreed as part of a historic deal to restore diplomatic relations.
A "sadistic" teenager who killed a 14-year-old he met online was arrested over the suspected rape of another boy almost three years before the murder, it emerges.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to France after the White House was criticised for not sending a senior official to the Paris unity rally.
BBC Sport's Matt Slater catches up with Team Sky nutritionist Nigel Mitchell to find out the ideal breakfast for a cyclist before a big ride.
An elephant in Thailand is caught on camera as it goes on the rampage in Thailand.
The Russian central bank has revealed the huge cost of trying to prop up the value of the rouble during 2014.
US President Barack Obama is set to propose new laws covering privacy and how companies handle data breaches.