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EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.
Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French league club Monaco.
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had his first meeting with the parents of the 219 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist extremists.
Adam Smith set up the UK's first cafe which serves only waste, or "intercepted", food.
The US Supreme Court clears the way for Arizona to execute a murderer who had sought information about the lethal drugs to be used to kill him.
US video game publisher Electronic Arts reports a 51% jump in profit for the April-to-June quarter, boosted by strong sales of titles like Titanfall and FIFA 2014.
Saudi Arabia's stock market will open up to foreign investors for the first time.
Models and conceptual drawings by famous car manufacturers
Do four-year-olds need a graduation ceremony?
Ethnic minority students are less likely to receive offers from UK universities than their white British peers, research suggests.
The curious world of England's street furniture
Former Labour cabinet member Frank Dobson announces he will stand down as an MP at the general election next year.
Will MH17 disaster tarnish Putin's reputation?
More rapes were reported in West Fife than any other area in Scotland over a 14-month period, according to data obtained by BBC Scotland.
Academics at the University of Stirling call on the Health and Safety Executive to tighten workplace exposure limits on harmful silica dust.
The Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond have been focusing on the legacy of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow, the BBC explains the background to the action - in 60 seconds.
The deaths that unite women across the world
As the US grapples with a resurgence of heroin addiction, emergency workers and addicts' families are turning to an "antidote" called Naloxone to prevent overdose.
The TV team 'spying' on students' social media lives