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Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is to be tried on charges of inciting racial hatred against Moroccans in a speech, the authorities say.
About 200 villagers in China's Sichuan province have petitioned authorities to "isolate" an HIV-positive eight-year-old, report local media.
There is still time for England to replace Alastair Cook as captain for the World Cup, says ex-skipper Nasser Hussain.
Two turkeys that were the subject of a radio vote criticised by animal lovers including Queen guitarist Brian May are saved from slaughter.
Nearly a third of the research by Welsh universities is of "world-leading" quality, says the body which compares work by every university in the UK.
UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
The Michael family is dropped from Gogglebox because the dad is standing as UKIP candidate.
A man is left critically injured after he was attacked in a takeaway in Portrush, County Antrim.
The schoolboy who was shot in the head and lived
A survivor of the Pakistan school attack, Aqif Azeem, describes what happened when gunmen stormed the school.
The amount of energy people are using in the UK is falling steadily even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
Newcastle want to sign a goalkeeper on emergency loan ahead of Sunday's derby against Sunderland, says boss Alan Pardew.
A judge has overturned the conviction of a 14-year-old black boy sent to the electric chair for murder more than 70 years ago.
The EU and US are negotiating a deal which they say will free transatlantic trade and boost growth but critics warn is dangerous.
Dozens of "ice pancakes" the size of dinner plates are found floating on a stretch of the River Dee in Scotland.
Stephen Bunting hopes to become the first player to hold both versions of the world darts title at the same time.
David Cameron promised to give local government more power, but local councils continue to shrink, relative to central government.
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.
Scientists uncover a single protein that could be responsible for drug allergies, on the surface of cells.
A taxi driver is fined £2,100 for refusing to carry a blind woman and her guide dog.