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A 57-year-old man from Glasgow dies after falling on the north face of Ben Nevis while climbing with a friend.
The Justice Secretary Chris Grayling writes open letter to the poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy defending the policy on books being sent to prisoners.
Police renew an appeal for information to trace the killers of a pizza delivery driver in west Belfast, on the first anniversary of his murder.
Human skeletons unearthed in London Crossrail excavations have been found to be Black Death victims from the great pandemic of the 14th Century.
The number of people missing from last week's Washington state mudslide is revised down from 90 to 30, US authorities say.
The resignation of Tory MP Mark Menzies as a ministerial aide following disputed claims made by a Brazilian escort and a newly-released photograph of Prince George make headlines.
A Chinese navy vessel harasses a Philippine supply boat off a disputed island, in a spat witnessed by Western journalists on board.
Burmese officials are conducting the first national census in three decades, but have refused to register "Rohingya" as an ethnicity.
Two Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria six months ago by radical Islamist rebels have been released.
Cuba's National Assembly has approved a new law on foreign investment, intended to attract capital to the island.
Lawyers are to make a last-ditch attempt to block the removal of a Mauritian student who is due to be deported from the UK later.
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Negotiators work through the night in an effort to complete their review of a key report on the impacts of climate change.
Humanity's global battle with disease-carrying mosquitoes
The story behind Nirvana frontman's final photo shoot
How the idea for Belladrum festival's 50ft woman grew
Defibrillators are to be installed in every Scottish NHS dental practice to boost the chance of survival of those having heart attacks.
Skeletons unearthed by London's Crossrail are victims of the Black Death and may be part of a mass grave, forensic tests reveal.