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Jobless figures in Wales rise by 8,000, which is the greatest increase in unemployment throughout the UK.
The UK's highest court has told two Catholic midwives they do not have the right to avoid supervising other nurses involved in abortion procedures.
UK unemployment in the three months to October fell by 63,000 to 1.96 million, official figures show.
A man allegedly bit a dog before going into a convenience store in Cambridge where he was later found dead.
Questions mount over why the Sydney siege gunman was not being monitored more closely, by security agencies or the courts, reports the BBC's Wendy Frew.
A Chinese tourist is killed and nine other people, thought to be Chinese and Malaysian, are injured in a hot air balloon crash in Turkey.
Scotland's jobless total fell by 11,000 between August and October to stand at 156,000, according to official figures.
A church in Hackney is using technology to help explore "digital empathy".
A European Union court annuls the bloc’s decision to keep Hamas on a list of terrorist groups, but temporarily maintains a funding freeze.
The Archbishop of Canterbury says he is "overwhelmed" by the people he has met who have suffered from Ebola.
Travel handbook Rough Guide lists Birmingham in the top 10 cities of the world.
The rouble pulls back from Tuesday's all-time low, although trading in the Russian currency remains edgy and volatile.
People who leave their wheelie bins in the middle of the road "should be flogged", quips Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
The BBC is one of the first broadcasters to go inside a school in Pakistan attacked by the Taliban on Tuesday leaving many children dead.
Comedian and Bad Education star Jack Whitehall is named 'king of comedy' at the British Comedy Awards for the third year in succession.
A UK casino operator is proposing a bigger venture - with 400 new jobs - if allowed to open in Belfast.
An art student from Lancashire spends the night sleeping rough on the streets of Preston to raise money for a homeless man who came to her rescue.
Newly merged Dixons Carphone says it saw a "barnstorming performance" in the UK and Ireland, but "tougher" conditions in its smaller European business.
A new confidential helpline is set up for victims of child abuse in Rotherham, where a report revealed up to 1,400 children had been abused.
The UK could be the first country to allow a technique which helps prevent genetic disease and produces so-called "three parent babies".