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Bank of America has agreed to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for misrepresenting the quality of loans sold to investors.
BBC "acted appropriately" in covering police search of Sir Cliff Richard's home, says director general
England manager Roy Hodgson says his country's young players would benefit from playing regular first-team football abroad.
Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond, has defended the Scottish government's estimates of oil reserves, after a warning yesterday from a leading industry figure.
Ukraine says 19 of its troops have died in a battle near Donetsk as checks are made on Russian aid lorries at the border.
An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".
Several undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sexual offence charges, prosecutors say.
The intelligence services and the police are trying to identify the masked man, believed to be British, filmed murdering the American journalist James Foley.
Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.
Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
Russia's main consumer watchdog announces unscheduled checks on a number of McDonald's restaurants as part of an investigation into food standards.
A man has been killed in a light aircraft crash near Buckingham, Thames Valley Police say.
An ex-police officer who tipped off his girlfriend over confidential information about her brother being reported for drug offences is jailed.
A barber bans women from his newly-opened city centre salon - and says people who criticise him are "feminists and mavericks".
Crystal Palace sporting director Iain Moody resigns following allegations over racist, sexist and homophobic texts.
UKIP sets out details of the taxation strategy that will be part of its manifesto in next year's general election.
Angel Di Maria has rejected the offer of a new Real Madrid contract and wants to leave the European champions.
The creators of a social network being used by Islamic State militants have admitted they cannot prevent the spread of extremist material.
A former race equality chief tells his fraud trial he did not need approval to use two company cheques to pay his £12k credit card bill as he was only covering expenses.
Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.