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Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi orders an investigation into allegations Shia militiamen massacred Sunni residents of an eastern village.
Business groups have written to the Chinese government, asking it to rethink rules that would force them to hand over source code and create backdoors for officials in Beijing.
Discs containing information from three of the UK's most sensitive inquiries have gone missing after being put in the post.
Championship side Sheffield Wednesday are taken over by a Thai consortium led by businessman Dejphon Chansiri.
Governments' tendencies to ignore human rights in the face of security threats is counter-productive, watchdog Human Rights Watch says in a report.
At least 12 people are killed in a suicide attack on a funeral in eastern Afghanistan, officials say.
Six Nations Rugby going behind a TV paywall would be "incredibly dangerous for the Welsh psyche", the minister responsible for sport claims.
Crystal Palace sign midfielder Jordon Mutch from Premier League rivals Queens Park Rangers for an undisclosed fee.
Chad's army has driven Boko Haram militants out of Malumfatori town in north-eastern Nigeria, a senior official from Niger tells the BBC.
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The number of serious assaults in prisons in England and Wales reach their highest level for at least a decade, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.
McLaren unveil their 2015 car to herald the start of the team's new partnership with engine supplier Honda.
A momentary lapse of concentration is cited as a possible explanation for a crash near Aberystwyth which killed four members of the same family.
A gang of burglars seemed to enjoy punching a university professor as they raided his south London home, a court hears.
An 82-year-old lollipop man is dragged across the road and pushed to the floor by a robber who stole his sign.
Tackling the threat of extremism in England's schools is to be made a higher priority, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.
The UK's energy regulator Ofgem says the big energy firms are likely to enjoy a small increase in their profit margins in the coming year.
The government of Jordan discusses the fate of its pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh amid growing pressure after his Islamic State captors threatened to kill him.
A car crashes through railings into the basement area of a building in Edinburgh as snow and ice cause problems across Scotland.