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A minibus driver is jailed for five years for killing a cyclist, who he hit while looking at photographs on his mobile phone.
The UN's health agency says the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, and urges airlines to resume flights.
Archaeologists are studying Roman ruins, including a bath house, that have been discovered on the site of a new bypass in Somerset.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning the country's first ever public vote for head of state.
A student who was punched in the face at the Notting Hill Carnival for telling a man not to grope her says she would do the same again.
A man who threw a glass bottle while drunk, shattering a car windscreen and badly injuring a nine-year-old girl, is jailed.
The aircraft carrier, HMS Illustrious, was formally taken out of service on Thursday in a ceremony at Portsmouth Naval Base.
UK is becoming more European, statistics show
The UK is still a "deeply elitist" country, according to a new report from the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission.
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now married, according to a spokesman for the Hollywood couple.
Indian PM Narendra Modi launches a plan to provide a bank account for every household, in a landmark initiative to help the poor.
The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.
Maxine Peake says she hopes playing Hamlet will make it easier for women to fill male roles because Shakespeare's female roles are "quite problematic".
Former F1 driver Mark Webber questions whether Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg can stay at Mercedes together next year.
An open letter signed by more than 200 business figures says the case for independence “has been made”.
A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.
Business takes up debate over Scottish independence
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is named new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson.
The 71st Venice Film Festival opened on Wednesday with the world premiere of Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.
More than 120,000 bees take up residence on the roof of Glasgow City Council headquarters as part of a new environmental project.