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A Sydney cafe worker who returned to England the day before a gunman held his former colleagues and customers hostage speaks of his "lucky escape".
Sony confirms it has no plans to release the film comedy about North Korea internationally, in any form, following threats from hackers.
The World Pie Eating Championships are thrown into turmoil after a work experience chef sends the wrong pies to the Wigan event.
A New Zealander and two Burmese men plead not guilty to charges of insulting Buddhism with a flyer for a bar event in Myanmar.
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Prince Harry is shown at work and play in a series of photographs released to mark a recent charity visit to Africa.
Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving politicians and establishment figures, as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.
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A new domestic abuse offence for coercive and controlling behaviour within relationships in England and Wales is announced by the home secretary.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev appears in a US court for the first time since July 2013, ahead of his trial in January.
English councils will face an average cut of 1.8% in their overall spending power, the government says.
About 30 people respond to an appeal on Crimewatch for information after a teenage girl was raped twice by a gang of youths in a Cardiff park.
US authorities have arrested an American in Uganda for allegedly leading a large international counterfeiting ring.
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.
Some residents of Olympia Drive in the Village area of south Belfast have complained about disruption caused by a production company making a U2 video.
At least 28 people are killed in clashes between Muslim and Christian fighters in the Central African Republic.
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.
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