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Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.
The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.
A fraudster admits conning a neighbour out of £40,000 by pretending to be a quadriplegic and in a coma for two years.
The pound falls after Bank of England policy makers find "insufficient evidence" of inflationary pressure to justify a rate rise.
Canada raises its terrorism threat level to medium - but stresses there is no specific threat - after two soldiers were attacked in Quebec.
A reburial service has been taking place in northern France for 15 British World War One soldiers, exactly one hundred years after they were killed in battle.
The Indonesian wife of a British man found with his throat cut on the island of Bali has admitted arranging his murder, police there tell the BBC.
A cover-up led to Ofsted escaping blame for its part in the Baby P scandal, according to a BBC documentary.
New research suggests that what's known as the "knowledge economy" is growing faster in the north-east of England and Northern Ireland than anywhere else.
Michael Nichols wins Wildlife photographer of the year for his photograph of a pride of snoozing lions
A doctor from the Democratic Republic of Congo wins Europe's Sakharov human rights prize for helping thousands of gang rape victims.
Pop group S Club 7 are to reunite for the first time in more than a decade for the BBC's Children in Need next month.
The FA is to investigate Norwich striker Cameron Jerome's claim he was racially abused by Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci.
Australian playwright on media baron's rise to power
'Things I wish I’d known on day one'
Django Unchained's Daniele Watts, who alleged she was held by police because of racial profiling, is charged with committing a lewd act in public.
South Korea takes down a "Christmas tree" tower on the border with North Korea, but says it was for safety reasons not to appease the North.
The UK's spending watchdog criticises ministers for failing to deport more foreign national offenders - saying performance has barely improved over eight years.
GP explains NHS England's decision to pay family doctors £55 every time they diagnose a case of dementia.
Police in India investigate the alleged rape of a three-year-old girl in her school in the city of Bangalore.