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The government is considering a new tax-free ISA for people who lend money direct to borrowers over the internet.
Gymnast Max Whitlock can make British history at the Rio Olympics after winning all-around World silver, says Beth Tweddle.
At the start of the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup, Jeremy Guscott explains why there will be humdingers from the off.
Football fans could have a greater say in the running and ownership of their clubs, under plans revealed by the Labour Party.
Creativity on the streets of Hong Kong
European 400m champion Martyn Rooney says his coach Rana Reider has been sacked by British Athletics in a "crazy" decision.
An eight-year-old boy form Kosovo has been reunited with his mother after returning from Syria.
Members of the Royal Family have paid tribute to World War One personnel at a Tower of London art installation featuring thousands of ceramic poppies.
Dozens of UK families have contacted police in a bid to stop their relatives travelling to Syria, Scotland Yard's head of counter-terrorism has said.
Liverpool's newly rebuilt Everyman Theatre has won the Riba Stirling Prize for best new building of the year.
African countries neighbouring those most affected by the deadly Ebola virus must be better prepared, the World Health Organization says.
Share prices in the US fell before recovering on Thursday, breaking the slide seen in markets across Europe as fears of a global economic slowdown mount.
Torrential downpours have left houses in parts of Belfast flooded, traffic brought to a virtual standstill and at one stage buses delayed by almost two hours.
Brazilian police in the state of Goiania arrest a man who they say has confessed to killing 39 people in cold blood.
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on author Roddy Doyle
A blind woman is left "horrified" after staff at Tesco shout at her to get her guide dog out of the store and "never come back".
The Islamic State militant group has been driven out of most of the northern Syrian town of Kobane, a Kurdish commander tells the BBC.
Manchester City win their first major trophy as they beat holders Arsenal to lift the Continental Cup at Adams Park.
Mozambique's main opposition party rejects the results of presidential and parliamentary elections, saying they were riddled with irregularities.
Internet giant Google reports third-quarter profits of $2.8bn, down 5% from the same period a year earlier, sending shares lower in after-hours trading.