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McCoist leaves Rangers manager post

1 hour 14 min ago
Ally McCoist leaves his position as Rangers manager and is now officially on gardening leave.

Elton John and David Furnish marry

2 hours 5 min ago
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.

VIDEO: Barzani praises forces on Sinjar

2 hours 9 min ago
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani praises Peshmerga fighters on a visit to Mount Sinjar, claiming a "large area" of Sinjar has been retaken from Islamic State militants.

Tunisia rivals in poll dispute

2 hours 11 min ago
Former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi's camp claims victory in Tunisia's presidential election, but his rival says its too early to call.

North Sea oil summit announced

2 hours 47 min ago
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.

VIDEO: Two NY police officers shot dead

2 hours 53 min ago
Two New York City police officers are shot dead in their patrol car by a lone gunman in what appears to be an ambush.

Photographer Jane Bown dies aged 89

2 hours 59 min ago
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.

Liverpool 2-2 Arsenal

3 hours 5 min ago
Martin Skrtel's header seven minutes into stoppage time earns Liverpool a draw against Arsenal in the Premier League.

FBI talks over Lockerbie bombing

3 hours 28 min ago
Scotland's top law officer has met the director of the FBI to discuss progress in the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing.

Pakistan carries out more executions

3 hours 49 min ago
Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre.

Tunisia holds landmark election

3 hours 51 min ago
Tunisia, whose 2011 uprising inspired the Arab Spring, holds a presidential run-off with the winner becoming the country's first freely elected leader.

Obama condemns killings of NY police

4 hours 1 min ago
President Obama says "there is no justification" for the shooting dead of two policemen in New York, amid tension over police tactics in the city.

Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS

4 hours 44 min ago
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.

Newcastle United 0-1 Sunderland

5 hours 9 min ago
Adam Johnson scores in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the North East derby.

Afridi to quit ODIs after World Cup

5 hours 19 min ago
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi will retire from ODIs after the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Liberia vote count in Ebola-hit poll

6 hours 38 min ago
Votes are being counted in Liberia's senate election held on Saturday despite a deadly Ebola outbreak, but many people decided to stay away.

Ambulance wait times 'may increase'

6 hours 55 min ago
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.

US mulls putting NK on terror list

7 hours 12 min ago
The US is considering putting North Korea back on its terrorism sponsors list, President Barack Obama says, after a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures.

Dundee United 2-1 Celtic

7 hours 31 min ago
Dundee United beat Celtic to go second in the Premiership and move to within four points of the league leaders.

Pietersen exclusion is 'ludicrous'

8 hours 26 min ago
Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden tells the BBC that Kevin Pietersen should be in the England World Cup squad.