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Scotland have 13 gold medals after earlier eclipsing their record haul for Commonwealth Games.
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
Most border crossings in Liberia are being closed to try to halt the spread of Ebola.
England's Adam Gemili wins Commonwealth Games silver in the men's 100m, with Jamaica's Kemar Bailey-Cole taking gold.
Blessing Okagbare takes the gold in the women's 100m while England's Asha Philips produces a personal best to finish fourth.
The Chinese doctors who say they can 'cure' homosexuality
An oath for bankers should be introduced to raise accountability and standards in banking, says a think tank.
David Cameron says he and fellow European leaders agree that "strong" economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.
Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.
A man admits stealing £300,000 intended for the armed forces charity Help for Heroes.
Organisers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar say they are "heavily dismayed" by claims that migrants who worked on their offices are still waiting to be paid.
Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media
One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.
Veterans affairs leaders in Congress have announced a compromise deal to help address the problems overwhelming the US veterans healthcare system.
Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
Are Ukraine's 2014 rebels fighting a war from the 1920s?
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
A four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.
Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are close to joining former boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham.
Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.