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The French army says it has seized 1.5 tonnes of drugs and a cache of weapons from militant Islamists in the desert in Niger.
Musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2 tops the UK box office in its opening weekend, beating Mad Max: Fury Road into second place.
Four in 10 adults say there's too much violence and swearing on British TV, while a third complained of too much sex on screens, according to an Ofcom survey.
A student almost loses her sight from an infection she caught using contact lenses.
An air steward who tried to smuggle fake passports into the UK by hiding them in his underpants is jailed for five years.
A bolt of lightning struck the ground of the Dublin Institute of Technology in Dublin on Monday during stormy weather.
A deal to provide hundreds of millions of pounds of funding for building and transport projects in Cardiff and the surrounding areas could be in doubt.
World number one Rory McIlroy tells BBC Sport his ambition is to remain at the top and how he is learning from Tiger Woods.
A DUP councillor who claimed she had been "bullied" by the party resigns ahead of an internal disciplinary inquiry.
David Cameron is among the first MPs to take the oath - and retake his seat - at the start of the new parliamentary session.
The family of a soldier found dead at Deepcut Barracks urges a coroner to let her body be exhumed so a "full inquiry" can be held.
Dave King is free to take up the chairman's role at Rangers after being passed "fit and proper" by the Scottish FA.
High Street retailer Next has been hit with a £22.4m tax bill after a court found it diverted profits made in the UK offshore to avoid paying tax.
A complaint against former Respect MP George Galloway over his use of parliamentary funds has been referred to the police, the parliamentary standards watchdog has confirmed.
The US State Department says it expects to release emails from Hillary Clinton's private server in January - just two weeks before the Iowa caucus.
The BBC announces it will devote an entire day of programming to the 2015 FA Cup final across TV, radio and online.
Woman hailed after robust retort to online harassment
Ian Pannell takes a flight over the Andaman sea, where thousands of people are stranded on boats in waters between Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.
The Scottish government says its Help to Buy scheme is almost fully subscribed - less than two months into this year's round of funding.
Carl Froch would regret retiring from boxing without fighting in Las Vegas, says fellow former world champion Ricky Hatton.