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A complaint from a seven-year-old girl prompts Tesco to remove a sign which referred to a superhero alarm clock as a "gift for a boy".
Former cabinet minister David Mellor is secretly recorded having a heated row and swearing at a taxi driver, a tabloid newspaper reports.
England are desperate for a winning one-day formula, but a tour of Sri Lanka could raise more questions than answers.
Many MEPs were surprised at how trenchant the Pope's criticisms were, after he directly addressed them on the current malaise in Europe.
Colombia's Farc rebels release two soldiers taken hostage earlier this month, Red Cross officials say.
France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.
The shooting of Michael Brown led to widespread unrest and an upsurge of anger against the police.
Late nights, tikka masalas and flying around - Lewis Hamilton guides BBC Sport through his first days as a world champion.
A third senior police officer in Thailand is charged with insulting the monarchy, bribery and corruption as part of a major investigation.
The US economy grew much faster than first reported in the third quarter, official figures have shown.
A senior Bangladeshi politician who criticised the Hajj pilgrimage is arrested two days after retuning to the country from exile in India.
A terminally ill woman would have been cured of her cancer had she been diagnosed earlier, according to an expert witness at Cardiff High Court.
Star Trek legend William Shatner denies rumours he will boldly go to switch on the Christmas lights in a Cheshire town.
Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo are accused of not doing enough to prevent attacks, following a review into Fusilier Lee Rigby's murder.
A man is arrested over a street murder where the victim died following a "horrific attack" in Glasgow.
A team of Swedish extreme adventurers on a 10-day race through the Amazon rainforest have adopted a stray dog who started following them around after they fed him.
Night of unrest follows a jury's decision
The UK's newest newspaper was launched on Monday and The National is taking a pro-Scottish independence line.
Cricket, like most sports, carries risks but must retain its edge, writes BBC Cricket Correspondent Jonathan Agnew
Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will see a specialist about an ankle injury suffered in the defeat by Manchester United.