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A group of 15 men accused of plotting to assassinate the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, have been acquitted by a South African court.
Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke wins an exhibition boxing match in Moscow after returning to the ring for the first time in 20 years.
A suspect in the investigation into the 1996 murder of Melanie Hall will not be charged, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
Chelsea lead the way on agents' fees spending, as Premier League clubs spend a record £115m in 2014.
A man is stabbed in the chest as people are collecting their children from a Greater Manchester Primary School.
A gunman who attacked downtown buildings and the Mexican Consulate in Austin, Texas, before being shot may have had political reasons, say police.
Black Friday is less intense this year in the US after many stores opened earlier on Thursday.
England backs coach Andy Farrell says Saturday's meeting with Australia will have no bearing on the World Cup.
Beer is less likely to slosh than coffee, and more nuggets.
In an anticipated speech on migration, British Prime Minister David Cameron set out proposals aimed at keeping both his countrymen and the continent happy.
The teenagers shot in Pakistan now studying in Wales
The teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just been released and is already being dissected by fans and trending on social media.
Two people are banned from Twickenham for the homophobic abuse of referee Nigel Owens during England v New Zealand.
Carlos Sainz Jr, the son of the two-time former world rally champion of the same name, joins Toro Rosso for the 2015 F1 season.
Smokers in China's capital are to be banned from lighting up in all indoor public spaces under plans being introduced by the Beijing government.
England have tried a staggering 43 centre combinations since the 2003 World Cup. Tom Fordyce asks if they are any nearer to solving their midfield problem.
Saira Grant from the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants says she welcomes the language used by David Cameron in his speech on immigration but the curbs will not stop migrants.
Footage of shoppers scrambling to get their hand on discounted merchandise that has been emerging from across the UK.
Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova team up but suffer defeat on day one of the International Premier Tennis League in the Philippines.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he is "favourite for the sack" after the Reds' poor run of form.