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An Islamic State video has appeared which purports to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, a US journalist being held hostage by the militants.
South Yorkshire Police are accused of "sheer incompetence" by MPs in the way they dealt with the BBC over a search of Sir Cliff Richard's home.
A high-profile dispute between Northern Ireland's police watchdog and the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Chief Constable is resolved after the PSNI hands over sensitive intelligence material about informers.
The parents of Ashya King are to face no further action and should now be reunited with their son, say prosecutors.
The parents of Ashya King will face no further action and should be reunited with their son, say prosecutors.
A snapshot of the 12 European players who will take on the USA in the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles from 26-28 September
The US military carries out air strikes in Somalia, reportedly targeting the leader of militant group al-Shabab, though it is unclear if he was hit.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is charged with assault and dangerous driving after crashing his quad bike into a minivan.
The number of people who have fled the fighting in Ukraine has doubled in weeks, and the UN says more than a million have now been displaced.
Actress Julie Gayet, linked to President Hollande, wins a privacy case against a photographer who snapped her in her car, which French law deems private space.
Arsenal's Danny Welbeck is doubtful for England's friendly against Norway, while Newcastle's Jack Colback will not play.
Twelve new victims have come forward since a report found at least 1,400 children were abused in Rotherham, South Yorkshire's chief constable tells MPs.
Aston Villa receive Premier League approval to sign Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley on a season-long loan.
Police appeal for help in tracing a woman and three children who have gone missing from the Pollok area of Glasgow.
Four UN peacekeepers are killed and 15 injured by a landmine in northern Mali, amid what the UN calls a period of "increased attacks".
A global military intervention is needed to curb the largest ever Ebola outbreak, according to the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
The mother of a 12-year-old boy swept out to sea while playing on Anglesey sends an emotional thank you to crews who are searching for her son.
A man is found guilty of bombarding a Labour MP with abusive messages on Twitter after she supported a feminist campaign.
India send England to a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to win the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston and the series 3-0.
Independence is "closer than it's ever been" claims First Minister Alex Salmond, as an opinion polling suggests gains for the "Yes" campaign.