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The emergency massive increase in interest rates by Russia's central bank may reinforce fears that its government is almost powerless to ward off a meltdown.
Further discussions are due to take place among Northern Ireland's political parties on Tuesday, ahead of formal talks with the British and Irish governments the following day.
a Bob Dylan super-fan was treated to a private performance by the singer at Philadelphia's Academy of Music.
'It's not my fault for passing out, it's his fault for raping me'
The brother of a man shot dead with his wife and mother-in-law while holidaying in France accuses police of racism and botching the investigation.
Chinese authorities have arrested a knife-wielding man who injured three people at a bus stop in Xinjiang, local media report.
The siege of a cafe in the Australian city of Sydney has ended and many people have come to the scene of the siege to place flowers.
The government is expected to set out a range of proposals for introducing "English votes for English laws" later after the parties failed to reach agreement on the way forward.
Australian police begin an investigation into the deaths of three people during a deadly 16-hour siege in a central Sydney cafe.
China's factory activity is in contraction at the year-end, based on a private survey, reinforcing calls for more stimulus.
A US court rules that a law requiring porn actors in Los Angeles County to wear condoms does not infringe constitutional rights to free speech.
Researchers in Brazil discover a "super-bacteria" in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics.
Children are ending up sleeping rough because local authorities are failing in their duty to protect them, says a charity.
Gay Russians gays see big rise in homophobia
When the German Navy shelled UK civilians during WW1
The government's flagship planning policy has seen "inappropriate and unwanted" housing development spring up across England, MPs have said.
A new law allowing those in same-sex relationships to get married in Scotland comes into effect.
Doing yoga may be a good way to protect against heart disease, particularly if you cannot do more vigorous exercise, research suggests.
The refugees behind America's turkeys
Has China really got the largest economy in the world?