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Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams apologises for using what he acknowledges was an offensive term at a public meeting but denies claims that it was aimed at "all unionists".
Mexican farmers hold a protest wearing just underpants and a photograph to protest against alleged abuse of power.
Blue Peter Scientist Steve Mould is given the task of looking at some of the worst offenders.
UKIP now has two MPs and has been rising in the polls, but do people see the party as a serious political force or just a protest vote?
The eurozone may be stuck in an enduring period of no growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
A former Sun editor says David Mellor "is an absolute ocean-going idiot" over his comments to a London cabbie.
Scientists use gravity data to produce what they say is the most accurate space view yet of global ocean currents and the speed at which they move.
Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is in no hurry to start talks about a new deal with Mercedes.
24 hours of news images: 25 November
Two female suicide bombers blow themselves up at a crowded market in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, causing many casualties, witnesses say.
A problem with the freezing of stem cells may have contributed to the death of a 12-year-old girl with cancer, a coroner rules.
A French appeal court refuses to allow a father to take custody of his biological son, who was given up for adoption by his mother.
A retired fireman from Thornton Heath appears in court accused of bludgeoning his adopted son to death with a scaffolding pole.
At least 15 people have been killed after a block of flats collapsed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, the BBC's Orla Guerin reports
The number of patients having to wait longer than the target time to be discharged from hospital has risen again, according to official figures.
Five years ago, Olly Murs was an X-Factor hopeful, but four albums and a lot of hard work later, he has been working with one of his childhood heroes.
A brief history of an Australian word
A computer engineer admits stabbing to death a 14-year-old boy he met online.
The murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby could not have been prevented despite his killers appearing in seven intelligence investigations, a report has found.
The level of recorded crime in Scotland has reached its lowest level in 40 years, but sex crimes have risen.