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A council writes to all schools in the ward area of one of its councillors, warning them he poses a "potential risk".
Women with job authority are more likely than men to display symptoms of depression, according to research in the US.
England women's midfielder Karen Carney believes their historic game at Wembley on Sunday proves there is an appetite for the women's game.
Snowstorm hits north-east of the United States
A 35-year-old teaching assistant is cleared of having sex with a 16-year-old pupil, but receives a suspended prison sentence after admitting kissing him.
Security forces fire tear gas inside Nigeria's parliament in an apparent attempt to stop a senior politician from taking part in a debate over militant group Boko Haram.
An average of 13 people a day have been killed in eastern Ukraine since a ceasefire began in September, the UN human rights office says.
A look back at the life of Oscar-winning director Mike Nichols
Two paedophiles serving life sentences for murdering a woman launch a human rights bid to see each other in prison.
British defending champion Savannah Marshall loses at the Women's World Championships in Jeju, Korea.
The Myanmar army denies it deliberately targeted a Kachin rebel camp in a mortar attack that killed 23 people.
Germany's three left-leaning parties agree a historic deal which will see the first far-left state president since the fall of Communism.
An arrest warrant is issued for former Rangers owner Craig Whyte after he failed to appear for a court hearing.
Apple plans to push the Beats music streaming service to every iPhone in the new year, according to a report in the Financial Times newspaper.
Scotland's new first minister says she will consider any suggestions from political rivals to help her government do a better job.
Consensus goes only so far when it comes to Scottish politics
A factory worker died from severe burns when he was accidentally trapped inside an industrial oven, a court hears.
Britain's first Bio-Bus, nicknamed "the number two," powered by human and food waste has taken to the roads in Bristol.
MPs question Prime Minister David Cameron.
Politicians are often asked if they will stand down, and when they do it is important they get the statement and its timing right.