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About 200 mourners attend a funeral service for five-year-old schoolboy Scott Chiriseri, who was found dead at his home in Alva.
Sri Lankans dump Mahinda Rajapaksa out of office after a decade, raising huge questions for the future direction of the country, says the BBC's Charles Haviland.
Northern Scotland is hit by winds of over 100mph, disrupting transport services across the country.
Actor Lance Percival, who starred in Up Pompeii and Carry On Cruising, dies at the age of 81.
The NSPCC launches a campaign highlighting the risks of social networking, aimed at eight to 12-year-olds and their parents.
The NHS is "soaking up ever more pressure" says the president of the College of Emergency Medicine.
The head of the Professional Footballers' Association apologises after comparing the Ched Evans rape case to the Hillsborough disaster.
Ofsted has not done enough to ensure school inspections are reliable, one of the watchdog's directors admits.
The Money Shop, a payday lender owned by US firm Dollar Financial, is amid a consultation process to close as many as 200 of its 500 stores.
A gunman has seized hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris, while police in northern France have cornered the two Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects.
Cardiff City will return to playing in their traditional home blue strip after owner Vincent Tan gives the go-ahead.
Officials say rebels have intensified their shelling of government positions in eastern Ukraine, with reports of soldiers and civilians killed.
Cuddly bears and sex-mad aliens get Bafta nods
Listen to live commentary of Sale v Northampton from BBC Radio Manchester.
A man from Fife who killed his lifelong friend by stabbing him through the heart after a row is jailed for 10 years.
Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny apologises to Arsene Wenger after reports he smoked in the Gunners dressing room.
The US economy adds 252,000 jobs in December, while the unemployment rate falls from 5.8% to 5.6%.
Security arrangements at an army base in Cambridgeshire where Libyan soldiers were being trained were "inadequate", a report concludes.
The BBC submits its controversial coverage of a raid on Sir Cliff Richard's house for a major journalism award.
Rob Konrad spends up to 12 hours in the water to swim nine miles back to shore after falling off his boat while fishing.