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How the US version of The Office reflects on America - and the UK
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What happened to some of the acts of song contest fame?
Readers have been sharing their favourite euphemisms. Today we publish those known only to a family, or to a circle of friends or colleagues.
Witnessing a mafia boss handing himself in
Angelina Jolie had a mastectomy after being told there was an 87% chance she would develop breast cancer. How high is the risk for other women?
Highland Council plans to pilot an annual flu vaccination for schoolchildren before rolling it out for all P1 to S5 pupils.
The new moderator of the Church of Scotland officially takes up her post as the Kirk's General Assembly gets under way.
Tunisia bans the radical Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia from holding a meeting in the city of Kairouan, raising fears of possible violence.
Jose Mourinho describes his season as "the worst of my career" after Real Madrid's Copa del Rey final defeat.
India batsman Rahul Dravid is shocked after three of his Rajasthan Royals IPL stars are arrested over spot-fixing claims.
A Chinese man in Pakistani-administered Kashmir is taken into protective custody after he was accused of desecrating the Koran, officials say.
The man who organised the student protest against Nigel Farage during his visit to Edinburgh has defended the action as "constructive criticism".
Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo are sent off as Real Madrid lose bad-tempered Copa del Rey final 2-1 to Atletico Madrid.
More than 60 people have died in attacks in and around Baghdad, apparently targeting Sunnis, in the worst day of violence in Iraq for months.
More than 60 people have been killed and dozens hurt in several bomb attacks apparently targeting Sunnis, in Iraq's worst day of violence for months.
Police find what they believe is a bomb in the Foxes Glen area of west Belfast - the scene of a gun attack on officers on Thursday afternoon.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh placed their feet in casts on Friday as they visited Cornwall
Conservative protesters have broken up a gay rally in the Georgian capital Tbilisi.
Leinster produce a display of clinical finishing as they beat Stade Francais in Friday's Amlin Challenge Cup final.