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The Scottish government is in talks which could see a film studio set up in Scotland to take advantage of recent tax breaks for the creative industry.
A man jailed over possessing bestiality images has his conviction overturned as "extreme pornography" laws had not come into force until after the offences.
A British man arrested on suspicion of organised fraud is found hanged in a French prison.
Nico Rosberg heads Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton and the two Ferraris to set the pace in second practice at Monaco.
A jury is told that South Uist teenager Liam Aitchison was stabbed 20 times and had a fractured jaw and nose.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand signs a one-year contract to extend his Old Trafford career.
Carl Froch is sorry for threatening to kill Mikkel Kessler in Saturday's fight but faces an investigation by boxing's governing body.
Youth unemployment and resentment among asylum seekers are being blamed for riots sweeping the Swedish capital Stockholm.
Space engineers in Ecuador are trying to establish if the country's only satellite has been damaged in a crash with space debris.
Strong winds and wintry weather are causing problems on some high level roads and causing some ferry services to be cancelled.
Over 60,000 measles vaccinations have now been given during the outbreak in Swansea and Powys but another 33,000 people still need it, say health officials.
A man accused of murdering April Jones tells a court he felt sick with "fright and fear" after accidentally knocking her over in his car.
Business leaders and politicians are raising concerns over the future of Inverness Airport's links with London Gatwick.
M23 rebels in eastern DR Congo declare a ceasefire for UN chief Ban Ki-moon's visit to the conflict-hit area, a spokesman for the group says.
A violin thought to be the one played by the band leader of the Titanic as it sank is proved to be genuine following CT scans at a hospital, an auctioneer says.
A former college football player has won the right to sue Electronic Arts for using his likeness without permission.
A Bangladesh government report into the collapse of a multi-storey factory building, which killed more than 1,100, uncovers a series of violations.
Shameless star David Threlfall is to play comedian Tommy Cooper in a new drama commissioned by ITV.
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani accuses the country's leadership of ignorance after he is barred from running for office, say reports.
A man accused of murdering Thomas Sharkey and his two children in a house fire allegedly told his boss that the father "got what he deserved".