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Social media's use ahead of the independence referendum
Shares in South Africa’s largest banks have fallen after being downgraded by the credit ratings agency Moody’s.
One of the women who accused Lord Rennard of harassment said she is "flabbergasted but really not that surprised" that his membership suspension has been lifted.
Violence subsides but protests continue over the police shooting of a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, as 47 arrests are made.
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.
First Minister Alex Salmond announces trains will run on the Borders to Edinburgh railway from 6 September 2015.
The times people are deliberately kept waiting
A total of £19.1bn is advanced to homebuyers in July, the Council of Mortgage Lenders says, amid warnings that the property market may face headwinds.
Pakistan's anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri calls on followers to block access to the parliament building, as Islamabad protests continue.
Pakistan's high commissioner to India Abdul Basit defends his meetings with Kashmiri separatists, a move which led to Delhi cancelling planned talks with Islamabad.
Why would relatives leave ashes in a funeral parlour for years?
Scottish independence would see the BBC broken up with "devastating" consequences for broadcasting companies in Scotland, according to pro-Union figures.
Ofsted is to investigate claims that schools in Norfolk were given advance notice of inspections.
The apparent beheading of a US journalist by militants Islamic State was an "appalling example of brutality", the UK foreign secretary says.
A senior Welsh Lib Dem who claims she was harassed by Lord Rennard says her party should be "ashamed" over lifting his membership suspension.
Two members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee vote to raise interest in August, the first time in three years policymakers have backed a rise.
Tributes are paid to a 24-year-old woman whose body was found in a stream in Inverness at the weekend.
The BBC looks at what it is like to be a cyclist in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi.
Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is to voice the tiger Shere Khan in one of the two Jungle Book films entering production.
Michael Phelps returned to competition because he believes he can swim faster than ever, his coach Bob Bowman says.