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Scotland's income tax rates and bands should be set by its parliament, commission on devolving power recommends
Net migration to the UK rose to 260,000 in the year to June - up from 182,000 on previous year, official figures show.
Two Indian teenagers found hanged in May committed suicide, federal investigators say, contradicting reports they were gang-raped and murdered.
Well-known Australians and cricket figures pay tribute to Phillip Hughes, who has died at the age of 25 after being hit by a ball.
A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British staff worker reported to be among five people who died.
Crude oil prices slip to a four-year low as Opec nations meet in Vienna to discuss production levels.
Malaysian PM Najib Razak goes back on a pledge to repeal a controversial sedition law, saying it will instead be strengthened.
A consortium made up of Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.
Prominent student leader Joshua Wong and other activists appear in a Hong Kong court to face charges following their arrests in Mong Kok.
A manhunt is under way across two counties after a man and a woman were found stabbed to death in Surrey.
Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland pays tribute to batsman Phillip Hughes, who has died after being struck by a ball.
Scarlets' Liam Williams is tipped to start on the wing for Wales against South Africa on Saturday if George North is ruled out.
More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.
Lord Coe announces he will run for presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Asian shares saw mixed trading on Thursday as investors hoped for more stimulus by central banks around the world.
Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.
Thailand's finance minister tells the BBC that elections to end military rule might now not take place until 2016.
Missouri's governor reportedly rejects calls for a new grand jury to decide if a white police officer who killed a black teenager should be charged.
Growth in the Philippine economy slowed sharply in the third quarter due to weaker growth in all sectors, the government announces.
The younger sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un is referred to as a senior official for the first time by state media.