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UK troops take part in the largest British armoured exercise in Europe since 2008.
Decorations on a town's Christmas tree, described as a "total mess" and "gaudy", are changed.
Two retired Chilean colonels - Ramon Caceres and Edgar Cevallos - are jailed for torturing the father of President Michelle Bachelet in 1973.
Richie McCaw says he is thinking only about beating Wales, despite the match on Saturday being his 100th as captain of the All Blacks.
Gael Monfils beats Roger Federer to draw France level at 1-1 with Switzerland after day one of the Davis Cup final in Lille.
Aviva and Friends Life are in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger deal, the two insurance companies have said.
A gang of robbers behind a string of armed raids on pubs and restaurants across Leeds are jailed.
Greg Rutherford says he would support any athlete who chooses to boycott the 2019 World Championships.
The chairman and co-founder of Twitter is in London for the global launch of his new company 'Square'.
France's President Francois Hollande says he will travel to the West African country of Guinea, one of the worst affected by the Ebola epidemic.
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The Italian city of Venice is considering a ban on noisy wheeled suitcases amid concerns they are keeping locals awake at night.
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.
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The UK criticises an Argentine law requiring public transport vehicles to carry signs declaring the country's sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands.
How Olympic athlete and world record holder Haile Gebrselassie has become a property mogul and leading investor in Ethiopia.
Residents in parts of New York State hit by severe snow storms are working to clear their roofs, amid fears that the weight of the snow could cause them to collapse.
Nathan Cleverly says Saturday's much-hyped fight with Tony Bellew is the "acid test" for his world title credentials.
A cut in interest rates in China and comments from Europe's Central Bank chief spur US markets on to fresh highs
James Dyson tells the BBC it is important to keep engineers in Britain to produce hi-tech exports, as he announces a £1bn investment in research and development.