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South Korean intelligence services say that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of 15 people this year, including several senior officials.
As the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile again spews ash following two eruptions last week, people are evacuated from the surrounding towns.
French President Francois Hollande says defence spending will rise by nearly 4bn euros to tackle extremist threats "at home and overseas".
At least 22 pupils and a visitor at Duncroft Approved School in Surrey were abused by Jimmy Savile in 1970s, police say.
Messaging services including Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter are cut off in Burundi amid protests over the president seeking a third term.
Agnes Saal resigns as head of France's National Audiovisual Institute after spending some €40,000 in taxi journeys in 10 months.
Russia's largest energy company, Gazprom, reports a plunge in annual profits after being hit by the fall in the value of the rouble and lower energy prices.
At least 140 people contracted E. coli in an outbreak at Flicks restaurant three years ago
Judd Trump completes a crushing 13-4 win over Chinese third seed Ding Junhui to reach the semi-finals of the World Championship.
A lorry carrying timber crashes into the side of a house on the A831 in the Highlands.
Nigel Farage claims that EU plans to deal with the migrant boat crisis could allow in Islamist extremists.
Singer Lil' Chris's death was caused by hanging, an inquest hears.
New research by the charity Shelter suggests that eight out of ten houses on the market are not affordable for working families.
A national park with strong links to the British Army's Nepalese Ghurkha soldiers makes an appeal to gather aid to take out to the earthquake-hit country.
NZ church gives tai chi group the boot
The Supreme Court has ruled that the UK government must draw up plans to reduce air pollution by the end of this year.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis describes how he and his wife were abused by a group of youths at a restaurant in Athens late on Tuesday.
Tory party leader to outline plans for a law guaranteeing no rise in income tax rates, VAT or national insurance before 2020.
The FA Cup gets £30m Emirates sponsorship deal, David De Gea to stay at Manchester United, Iker Casillas wants Arsenal move, plus more.
US singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is "alert and... has her full senses" and is "not in a coma", a statement on her official website declares.