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Ex-first ministers hit out at Labour 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:50:20 GMT 
    Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont.


Cost of driving licence to be cut 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:11 GMT 
    The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.


Man 'raped by priest 65 years ago' 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:33:01 GMT 
    A 72-year-old man says he was raped by a priest in a Bedfordshire boys' home 65 years ago.


Day in pictures: 23 October 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:36:21 GMT 
    24 hours of news images: 23 October


Your pictures: Steps 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:11:23 GMT 
    Readers' photos on the theme of "steps"


In pictures: Feline focus 
  Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:05:39 GMT 
    An online exhibition of cats


In pictures: Ottawa shootings 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:03:13 GMT 
    Images from outside the Canadian parliament


In pictures: India celebrates Diwali 
  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT 
    Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival


Day in pictures: 21 October 
  Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:53 GMT 
    24 hours of news images: 21 October


What the floods did to Kashmir's grand heritage 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:56:22 GMT 
    What floods did to Kashmir's most treasured historic sites


In pictures: Derry in 1969 
  Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:36:19 GMT 
    Battle of the Bogside in 1969 by Gilles Caron


The hardship posting to end all hardship postings 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:33 GMT 
    The hardship posting which may have inspired an English idiom


Have Jedis created a new 'religion'? 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:04:02 GMT 
    Have Jedis created a new 'religion'?


Picasso Museum sees grand reopening 
  Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:21:56 GMT 
    Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation


Brazil elections: Last-ditch push in 'Mini-Brazil' state 
  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:04:57 GMT 
    Who will prevail in Brazil's battleground state?
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