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Alastair Cook is "disappointed" to be left out of England's World Cup squad after Eoin Morgan is named new one-day captain.
Detectives investigating the murder of a man who they believe was attacked with an axe renew their appeal on the first anniversary of his death.
Chinese leader Xi Jinping visits Macau for the 15th anniversary of the territory's return to Chinese rule, reaffirming it is part of "one China".
Facebook users solve the mystery of a lost memory card in under an hour after an appeal is posted by a police force.
A group of MPs has questioned whether the government can meet its April deadline for introducing identity checks on every person leaving the UK.
BBC reporter Emma Firth spends the night on shift with the North West Ambulance Service.
Police budget cuts could lead to fewer crimes being prevented, a policing expert says.
Labour leader Ed Miliband 'doesn't give a toss' about Wales, says Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb.
Arsenal and Liverpool target AC Milan striker, QPR want to sign England man, Roberto Soldado apologises, plus more.
Zoo keepers from around the world are due to meet next month to discuss ways to save the endangered northern white rhino.
Australia win the second Test against India by four wickets in Brisbane to secure an unassailable 2-0 series lead.
A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.
Scores of people are expected to compete in Worthing to become the 2014 Scalextric World Champion.
Millions of monarch butterflies have arrived in Mexico's forests as part of their annual migration from Canada and the United States.
With just four years until Crossrail is due to open, Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott was given access to the new tunnels beneath London to see how work was getting on.
The UN General Assembly approves a resolution asking Israel to pay Lebanon millions of dollars in compensation for an oil spill.
A teenager suspected of attempted murder has been released from prison by mistake, prompting a £10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.
The winner of this year's Strictly Come Dancing is set to be decided later, with four couples competing for the glitterball trophy.
On the seasonal lookout for counterfeit goods
Alan Henning's family prepare for 'hard' Christmas