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Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.
Martin Luther King had a dream of freedom. Can his biopic save Hollywood from censorship, asks the BBC's arts editor Will Gompertz
How 12 days of Christmas have become 12 pubs - in one night
More than 10 people a day are admitted to hospital in Scotland after being bitten or attacked by an animal, figures reveal.
Cheerleading is usually seen as a young person's sport, but the Japan Senior Cheer Association is for women in their 60s and 70s.
Charities warn patients are not being taught how to use potentially life-saving asthma inhalers and allergy auto-injectors correctly.
The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.
A man is charged with the murder of a woman stabbed to death in a north-west London street.
Pakistan 'a state under pressure' as authorities face the challenge of how to defeat the Taliban, amidst differing opinions and politics.
President Obama vows to respond to an alleged North Korean cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, but says cancelling a film release was "a mistake".
Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan says he is hopeful that there will be a deal in Northern Ireland's cross-party talks early next week.
Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim every year to a pernicious form of online crime.
Two-time World Championship finalist Ali Carter is given the all-clear after he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumour in May.
England midfielder Michael Carrick is appointed as Manchester United's new vice-captain.
Sale move up to fourth in the Premiership after ending Exeter Chiefs' eight-match winning run with a tense victory.
US swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all-time, gets a one-year suspended jail sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving.
The co-founder of the Wickerman Festival has died in hospital after an incident on his farm understood to involve a firearm.
England's Alison Waters is knocked out of the Women's World Squash Championship after losing her semi-final.
Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger-than-expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
Police say an object found under a serving soldier's car was not explosive, after a controlled explosion was carried out at the scene.