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A nine-year-old boy has died after being struck by a car on the A92 in Glenrothes early on Tuesday evening.
Lower oil prices will fail to give a "significant boost" to global growth in the next two years, according to a report by Moody's.
Critical care and emergency services at Bristol's new £430m hospital are criticised by a health watchdog.
Australia is to compete in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, organisers confirm.
Wales' biggest building society, The Principality, unveils record pre-tax profits and says it has helped 2,300 people buy their first home.
The main environment body in Wales is blamed for allowing part of a stream to be destroyed during work to prevent flooding in Conwy.
The trial of the captain of the sunken liner, the Costa Concordia, draws to a close in Italy.
Malaysian police arrest a cartoonist for sedition after he tweets criticism of the imprisonment of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.
A pile-up involving 100 cars on a bridge near Incheon airport in South Korea leaves at least two people dead.
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British diplomatic staff in Yemen have been withdrawn and the embassy closed due the security situation in the country, the Foreign Office says.
Captain Suzie Bates leads the way with a century as New Zealand beat England by 67 runs in their first one-day international.
The boss of HM Revenue & Customs will appear before a panel of MPs later on Wednesday and will face questions about its role in the HSBC tax evasion row.
Experts believe that a simple breath test could help doctors detect and diagnose Parkinson's disease.
The government's response to the Ebola crisis and its decision to cancel flights to affected areas is criticised by a committee of MPs.
The head of a review into the treatment of whistleblowers in England, Sir Robert Francis QC, tells the BBC he has heard shocking accounts of suffering by staff who raised concerns.
President Obama warns Russia that it will face greater costs if it continues its "aggressive actions" in Ukraine ahead of peace talks in Belarus.
Pupils in some parts of England are not being offered GCSE subjects which could be "vital" to their prospects, a study has found.
Verdicts are due in the trial of 46 people accused of belonging to a group that sent jihadists to Syria, the largest case of its kind in Belgium.
Britain's urban areas are home to more types of wild bee than farmland, say researchers.