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A financial body says more detail is needed on how taxes would be raised after a "Yes" vote, adding that a new system would cost hundreds of millions of pounds.
Malawians are voting in what is expected to be one of the tightest elections in the country's history, with Joyce Banda facing three strong challengers.
Border Collies may be an effective weapon against E. coli infections at the seaside according to a new study.
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse pleads guilty to helping thousands of US clients evade paying taxes to the US government and agrees to a $2.6bn (£1.5bn) fine.
Narendra Modi is to take the oath as India's new prime minister on 26 May following the BJP's landslide victory in the general election.
David Cameron says more could be done to speed up the UK's extradition process, after Abu Hamza is found guilty of supporting terrorism.
Glasgow captain Al Kellock is absent from Vern Cotter's first Scotland squad, which includes six uncapped players.
TV presenter Gabby Logan admits having been part of the same tax avoidance scheme as Gary Barlow, and vows to pay back any money she owes.
UK house prices rose by 8% in the year to the end of March, official figures show, while the prime minister says he will consider changes to Help to Buy.
At least four people have been killed as a freight train hit a passenger train west of the Russian capital Moscow, officials say.
David Cameron says the government is "alert to any dangers and problems" associated with rapidly rising house prices.
Stars of the big and small screens walked the red carpet in Cannes on Monday night at the premiere screenings of Foxcatcher and Maps to the stars.
The army in Thailand imposes martial law amid a political crisis "to preserve law and order" but says the surprise move is not a coup.
A minister attending the General Assembly in Edinburgh is named as the man who was knocked down and killed on Waverley Bridge.
Openreach needs to speed up repairs for telephone line faults and broadband installation, Ofcom has ruled.
The UK coastguard believes its US counterpart has done everything it could in the search for four missing British yachtsmen, the Foreign Office says.
Buckinghamshire voters are asked whether local or national issues sway their vote in local elections.
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius is ordered by a judge to begin daily tests as an outpatient to establish his mental state when he killed his girlfriend.
The Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic says they have reorganised to increase control over their fighters - a move condemned by the government.
The families of six men killed by either police, soldiers or loyalist paramilitaries are to be awarded £7,500 each in damages because of delays in holding inquests.