Thirty-two Philippine peacekeepers trapped by rebels in the Syrian Golan Heights are rescued, and another 40 escape, but 44 Fijians are held captive.
The Archbishop of York calls for the government to do more to offer asylum to Christians being persecuted by Islamic State terrorists.
A dictionary of medieval Latin reaches its defining moment after 101 years of painstakingly gathering entries.
Two decades ago the Provisional IRA announced a ceasefire that marked the end of a quarter of a century of what it called its "armed struggle".
Five ways a Scotland currency change could affect rest of UK
Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is poised to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.
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How this man helped mediate the IRA truce 20 years ago
Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii.
US planes have made air drops and carried out strikes against Islamic State positions around the besieged northern Iraqi town of Amerli.
David Cameron welcomes a commitment by Donald Tusk, the new president of the European Council, to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.
More than 250 are injured as police in Islamabad fire tear gas at protesters marching on the residence of Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.
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Sunbed users are still at risk of skin cancer even if they do not burn their skin, according to a new study by Dundee University.
Health professionals say they are stepping up efforts to see alcohol minimum pricing in place in Scotland, with a seminar being held in Brussels.