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The University of Texas acquires the archives of Nobel prize-winning late Colombian writer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Gritters are the latest subject of a blessing by the Bishop of Lincoln, who has previously blessed church toilets.
Two submarines will stay at Devonport, Plymouth until being decommissioned while two others will move to Faslane, Clyde.
A teacher and a classroom assistant taped a seven-year-old pupil to a chair during a five-month campaign of bullying, a court hears.
A terminally ill woman who claims a hospital did not treat her suspected cancer as urgent has launched legal action against a health board.
Residents and soldiers are fleeing a Nigerian town raided by militant Islamists disguised as traders, officials say, as the country's top Muslim leader criticises the military.
A murder investigation is launched after an 18-year-old man died of gunshot wounds in hospital.
A new newspaper, claiming to represent those who voted for independence from Britain in last September's referendum, has been launched in Scotland.
Labour says it has identified £250m in cost savings in the police service, promising to use the cash to protect the front line.
Who will be crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.
An attraction styled, though not produced, by TV interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen has had to close after just one day, following complaints from hundreds of disappointed customers.
An unidentified jet carries out two air strikes on Maitiga air base in Tripoli, the Libyan capital's last functioning airport.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge says his injury troubles are making him stronger and he will be back "soon enough".
Ex-Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo is not motivated by revenge before his Schalke side host his old club on Tuesday.
The former head of the Somerset Racial Equality Council is convicted of fraud after stealing another man's identity.
The Northern Ireland Assembly calls on republicans to provide more information to the police about the murder of County Armagh man Paul Quinn seven years ago.
Mr Hagel may not have been fired from his top military post but he appears to have been pushed, says the BBC's Jonathan Marcus
Kaillie Humphries and Elana Meyers-Taylor become the first women to win international four-man bobsleigh medals.
The Bank of England's chief economist, Andy Haldane, tells the BBC that there's a risk that long term growth in the UK, and other developed economies, will be "soggier than it has been in the past"