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An area in central Edinburgh has been cordoned off as police officers deal with an incident.
Why the idea of a single Muslim state keeps coming back
What's been lurking beneath the waves in the Baltic Sea?
Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY.
Kurdish and Iraqi forces say they have gained ground from Islamic State militants in northern Iraq and near Baghdad, amid intense US-led air strikes.
At least six Lebanese soldiers have died in clashes with Islamist gunmen at a historic market in the northern town of Tripoli, the army says.
Tens of thousands of parents in Chile march against the government's planned education bill which would phase out subsidised schools.
British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held captive by Islamic State militants, is shown reading a message in a new propaganda video published online.
Real Madrid take the Clasico honours as they beat arch-rivals Barcelona in a captivating game at the Bernabeu.
Four tries from Wales wing George North see Northampton end Ospreys' unbeaten start to the season with a big Champions Cup win.
Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns saying senior party members had "questioned" her role amid the "serious challenges" faced by Labour in Scotland.
Ronald Koeman's Southampton beat Stoke 1-0 to climb above Manchester City and move up to second in the Premier League.
After experimenting with permanent summer hours, Russia is adopting permanent winter hours due to fewer hours of daylight in the north.
Liverpool fail to break down a resolute Hull City side as Reds striker Mario Balotelli suffers another frustrating day.
Iran hangs a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, drawing protests from human rights groups and western countries.
Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont resigns with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office".
The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.
Scuffles break out as South Korean residents try to prevent activists sending balloons into the North carrying anti-government leaflets.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini plays down the damage of a defeat at West Ham to his side's league title defence.
Andy Murray reaches the Valencia final and takes a huge step towards qualifying for the ATP Finals with victory over David Ferrer.