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Peter Gibbs explains what is behind the official term for a weather bomb "explosive cyclogenesis"
Rescuers in South Australia lead a sperm whale into deeper water after it is found in distress near the scene of a rare mass beaching.
A former gang member who was sentenced to life for the shooting of a teenager is cleared of his murder at the Court of Appeal.
A "very dangerous" child rapist is released from prison after a senior judge said it would be unlawful to keep him locked up.
As many as 35,000 oil and gas industry jobs could go in the next five years, according to a new report.
Shrien Dewani leaves South Africa after a judge cleared him of the charge of arranging his wife's murder.
A Kosovo team will take part at the 2016 Olympics in Rio after the nation gains International Olympic Committee membership.
Israeli air strikes on high-rise buildings in this summer's conflict in Gaza amounted to war crimes, Amnesty International says, in a report criticised by Israel.
Depression, insanity, arson, attempted suicide - struck three times on the head by a cricket ball, Mark Vermeulen survived to tell the tale.
Conservative fortunes in Scotland have taken a battering but Ruth Davidson aims to turn these around.
An appeal is launched to find family of Vietnamese man whose body was found dumped near a Cynon Valley golf club.
Russia's central bank admits it intervened to support the rouble last week spending a total of $4.53bn in the currency markets.
British businessman Shrien Dewani is believed to be heading to Dubai from South Africa after a judge cleared him of arranging the murder of his wife Anni on their honeymoon.
UK manufacturing output unexpectedly fell 0.7% in October, hit by a decline in output in computer and electronics, according to official figures.
Ferry services in Scotland are cancelled and others disrupted as winds strengthen ahead of an Atlantic storm due to hit the UK later.
New drama depicts the story of what happened to Christopher Jefferies, who was vilified in the press when he was arrested in connection with the murder of his tenant Joanna Yeates.
Four people are charged with supplying drugs as part of an operation to tackle organised crime.
The "magnificent" beard of of socialist thinker Friedrich Engels is to become a climbing wall in Salford.
Countries around the world must accept many more refugees from the Syrian conflict, the UN's refugee and other agencies say.
Ken Weatherwax, who played Pugsley in the original Addams Family TV series, dies aged 59 at his home in California.