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One of Britain's biggest cigarette companies labels Ed Miliband's plans for a new "tobacco tax" as "unjust and just a bad idea".
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Engineers in the Colombian city of Medellin have blown up four tower blocks at the Space apartment complex, which was deemed unsafe following a deadly collapse.
A woman and her 10-year-old son die after being hit by a train in Slough, Berkshire.
A teenager is taken into custody after a suspected firearms incident in Shetland saw police urge the public in some areas to remain indoors.
A white tiger attacks and kills a man who was in its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital Delhi.
A pilot dies when two single-seater light aircraft collide in mid-air over Bedfordshire, causing one to crash to the ground.
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy drops plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk.
The prime suspect in the investigation to find Alice Gross murdered his wife with homemade weapons, court documents reveal.
New figures suggest 70% of those infected in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported.
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is convicted of one count of indecent assault in 1995 but cleared of two further charges.
Greenpeace activists take control of a train carrying 1,500 tonnes of coal to a power station, the campaign group says.
About 50 Nigerian MPs storm out of parliament after a motion to discuss an alleged $9.3m cash arms deal in South Africa was blocked.
Journalist Michael Scott Moore, a dual US and German citizen, is released after nearly three years in captivity in Somalia, officials say.
David Cameron is holding talks at the UN to see "what more the UK can do" to help international efforts "to tackle the threat we all face" from Islamic State.
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A teenager said to have made threats to Australian PM Tony Abbott is shot dead after stabbing two police in Melbourne, reports say.
Olympic champion Sir Bradley Wiggins says his form is "better than ever" as he targets a first world time trial title.
An Ofsted investigation rejects claims academies had unfair warnings of inspections, but says an email with a schedule had been mistakenly sent.
Sam Smith and Krept & Konan lead the way with four nominations each for this year's Mobo Awards.