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US police shoot dead a black teenager who they say was armed, sparking angry scenes in St Louis, near the scene of Michael Brown's killing.
Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic is confident his side can win an unprecedented quadruple this season.
Prosecutors in South Korea seek an arrest warrant for a Korean Air executive at the centre of a storm over how nuts were served to her on a plane.
A warplane has crashed near the Islamic State-held northern Syrian city of Raqqa, reports say.
Australia captain Michael Clarke says he could return from injury in time for the World Cup, which starts in February.
London's leading shares edge higher on Wednesday as the market's last session before Christmas begins.
Combine technology with your imagination and you can track Santa's progress as he delivers presents to children worldwide.
Gold medals, 'photobombs' and Usain Bolt dancing - how much do you remember about the sporting year?
David Somers was worried he would lose his Rangers chairmanship if Dave King's consortium succeeded with a funding offer.
Police appeal for witnesses after a 90-year-old woman is critically injured when she was hit by a car in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Japanese MPs re-elect Shinzo Abe to serve another term as prime minister after his landslide victory in snap elections this month.
Hospital specialists say proposed NHS England funding changes could lead to people dying unnecessarily if they are implemented.
The number of people using food banks in Wales jumps by 20%, according to latest figures for 2014.
The oldest Christian communities in the world come from the Middle East, but their numbers are dwindling as Iraqi Christian are forced to flee their homeland.
Jamie Scott, a sous-chef from Arbroath in Angus, has been crowned the winner of this year's MasterChef: The Professionals.
Authorities in Mississippi have declared a state of emergency after a tornado tore through the south of the state.
Three television adverts for electronic cigarettes are banned, just weeks after a change in rules allowed people to be shown using them.
The BBC's Mark Lowen visited the southern Turkish town of Demre to trace the roots of old Santa.
Taxi booking firm Uber has apologised for raising fare prices during a deadly cafe siege in Sydney last week, saying its decision was wrong.
The volunteers cooking hot meals for children at Christmas