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Kevin Pietersen scores 66 from 46 balls but Melbourne are beaten by Adelaide in the Australian T20 Big Bash.
An airline passenger who was calmed down by Boris Johnson on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Heathrow admits assault and being drunk on an aircraft.
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders is to be tried on charges of inciting racial hatred against Moroccans in a speech, the authorities say.
The more things seem to change at a Fifa in turmoil, the more things really stay the same, writes BBC sports editor Dan Roan.
A new domestic abuse offence for coercive and controlling behaviour within relationships in England and Wales is announced by the home secretary.
There is still time for England to replace Alastair Cook as captain for the World Cup, says ex-skipper Nasser Hussain.
The time people can be put on police bail could be limited to 28 days, the Home Secretary Theresa May announces.
Two turkeys that were the subject of a radio vote criticised by animal lovers including Queen guitarist Brian May are saved from slaughter.
The Michael family is dropped from Gogglebox because the dad is standing as UKIP candidate.
The UK cannot block non-EU family members coming to the county from Europe without a travel permit, European judges say.
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
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.
A survivor of the Pakistan school attack, Aqif Azeem, describes what happened when gunmen stormed the school.
Kenya's parliament is forced to adjourn after angry opposition MPs disrupt government plans to push through a tough new security bill.
The amount of energy people are using in the UK is falling steadily even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
Jack and Emily revealed as the most popular first names for babies whose births were registered in Scotland in 2014.
Public libraries in England need to become more like coffee shops if they are to survive, a government-commissioned report concludes.
UK mortgage lending in November returned to the level seen a year earlier, lenders say, offering more evidence of a post-summer slowdown.
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.