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German prosecutors are investigating the Swiss private banking arm of Coutts over allegations it helped clients evade tax.
A Devon councillor who moved to live across the English Channel in France faces calls to resign.
A video released by the Islamic State group shows the destruction of statues said to be ancient artefacts from northern Iraq.
One of Liverpool FC's sponsors apologises after tweeting a version of the club's badge replacing the Hillsborough eternal flames with coffee cups.
Former Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has put several personal items up for auction, including the tie he wore while confessing to smoking crack cocaine.
Madonna is not the only famous name to take a tumble - she is joined by Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lawrence, Neil Kinnock, Bob Dole, Robert Mugabe and Zola Budd.
The judge in the inquest into the deaths of seven British men killed in the 2013 Algerian hostage crisis begins giving his verdicts.
Congress's invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu may rile the Obama administration but the two countries have fallen out before, the BBC's Kevin Connolly writes.
UKIP has requested police bodyguards for Nigel Farage as he prepares to tour the country for the general election campaign.
A window cleaner who tied up a pensioner, threatened her into silence and stole £15 is found guilty of robbery.
Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Ó hOisín speaks about what it is like to lose a baby due to a fatal foetal abnormality.
The older brother of Jimmy Savile was implicated in seven sex attacks at south London's Springfield Hospital, a report finds.
Nigeria's main presidential challenger Muhammadu Buhari rules out negotiating with Boko Haram militants if he wins elections next month.
Loans from China to Latin America rose by 71% to $22bn in 2014, new figures from the China-Latin America Finance Database suggest.
Five ways to force a mystery drone to land
Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez could make his first league appearance on Saturday since overcoming cancer.
Many of the firm's smart TVs were unable to connect to servers for two days after a problem emerged as the firm carried out a security update.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she has "full confidence" in police boss Sir Stephen House who has come under fire over stop-search figures.
Jimmy Savile's brother, Johnny, was also abusing patients an investigation reveals.
Scotland are still searching for their first World Cup win after suffering a shock one-wicket defeat by Afghanistan in Dunedin.