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Ten contenders are named on the shortlist for the 2014 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award on 14 December.
Irish author Colin Barrett wins the Guardian First Book Award for his debut collection of short stories, Young Skins.
A teacher who banned the word banter in classes leaves his job after saying "speaking up" came with a "hefty cost".
Malaysian PM Najib Razak goes back on a pledge to repeal a controversial sedition law, saying it will instead be strengthened.
The BBC says it has saved more than £1bn a year through cost-cutting measures, but warns further cuts will affect the quality of programmes.
The well known republican Bobby Storey has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder and abduction of Jean McConville in 1972.
A manhunt is under way across two counties after a man and a woman were found stabbed to death in Surrey.
It has been almost a year since restrictions were lifted on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, leaving them free to come and work in the UK.
Craig Whyte is detained by police in Mexico after an arrest warrant was issued in relation to his takeover of Rangers in 2011.
Scarlets' Liam Williams is tipped to start on the wing for Wales against South Africa on Saturday if George North is ruled out.
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.
More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.
A consortium made up of Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.
The children's commissioner adds his support to calls for a Welsh voice to be appointed to a UK inquiry into historical child sexual abuse.
Lord Coe announces he will run for presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Wales has the highest proportion of overweight or obese children in the UK, with one in four obese by the age of 11, a new study finds.
James Sutherland, the chief executive of Cricket Australia, spoke of the affection and respect for Phillip Hughes from around Australia and the rest of the world.
Explosion hits British embassy vehicle in Afghan capital Kabul causing some injuries, according to embassy spokesman
Well-known Australians and cricket figures pay tribute to Phil Hughes, who has died at the age of 25 after being hit by a ball.
Millions of pounds could be saved in Northern Ireland's health budget if more GPs prescribed cheaper drugs, a public spending watchdog has said.