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The Kelpies, a massive new art installation overlooking the M9 near Falkirk, are lit up as part of a pyrotechnic launch event.
Record buy Juan Mata is confident Manchester United will become a force under David Moyes with some new signings.
Rahul Gandhi faces a tough challenge in India polls
Shares in China's largest Twitter-like service, Weibo, went up by almost 20% on the first day of its listing in the US, despite a disappointing start.
The leader of the right-wing Front National party in France says she would welcome collaboration with UKIP in fighting against the EU "with open arms".
Police in the state of Bahia in Brazil vote to end a two-day strike which prompted the deployment of federal troops to restore order on the streets.
A man is charged after police seize firearms and ammunition from an address in east London.
Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies
Should a woman need a man with her to smoke a hookah?