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The Ministry of Defence announces a major contract to support the management of the naval base on the Clyde as well as others in England.
BBC World News America wins two News and Documentary Emmys for its coverage of the conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).
Why is it seen as unusual to eat certain animals?
BBC footage recalls some of the highs and lows for David Cameron and the Conservative Party over the last 12 months.
Thousands of customers trying to renew their car tax online are experiencing problems with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website.
From Wednesday some people who use landline phones will need to include the area code when making local calls.
Extreme skiers Jean-Philippe Auclair and Carl Andreas Fransson have died in an avalanche in southern Chile, officials confirm.
Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.
The killer of EastEnders character Lucy Beale is to be unmasked during a special live broadcast to mark the soap's 30th anniversary next year.
The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.
South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.
Music videos shown online are to be given age ratings in the same way films are, in a new pilot scheme.
A security company says hackers use malicious links connected to Cheryl Cole's name more than any other celebrity.
A number of staff at a Scottish independence referendum count were replaced during the proceedings because of their behaviour, it emerges.
A security operation near Crossmaglen in County Armagh, close to the Irish border, is continuing into a second day.
Hate crime against Muslims in London has risen by 65% over the last 12 months, Metropolitan Police figures show.
The US administration will play a role in fresh talks to resolve outstanding issues in Northern Ireland, says the Irish minister for foreign affairs.
William Hague tells the BBC that Conservative party donor Arron Banks, who is set to defect to UKIP, is "not a senior figure in this party".
At least 12 people have died after two passenger trains collided in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, railway officials say.
A company that plans to drill for shale gas in County Fermanagh says it plans to take legal action to challenge the termination of its licence.