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David Cameron is to turn his fire on Labour's economic plans, saying they would permanently add to the UK's debt.
A gunman takes several people hostage at a chocolate shop in the Australian city of Sydney.
Your at-a-glance guide to all the winners from Sports Personality of the Year 2014 in Glasgow.
Croydon boy Ben Haenow has been named this year's X Factor winner after going head to head with Fleur East in the 2014 final at Wembley Arena.
Lewis Hamilton is voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014, after winning his second Formula 1 world title.
US Secretary of State John Kerry meets his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Rome on the eve of talks with the Israeli prime minister.
Kerry Smith resigns as a UKIP parliamentary candidate after apologising for offensive remarks he made in a phone call.
Lewis Hamilton is the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014, with golfer Rory McIlroy second and athlete Jo Pavey third.
Amid pessimism over the outcome of UN climate talks in Peru, some see signs of hope for the next negotiations in Paris, the BBC's Matt McGrath reports.
Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo claims the BBC's 2014 Overseas Sports Personality award.
England's Women's Rugby World Cup winners claim the Team of the Year award at the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year.
MOTD2 pundit Didi Hamann explains the part Michael Carrick has played in the turnaround in Manchester United's form.
Top European Union officials sharply criticise the mass arrest of Turkish media representatives linked to opposition political movements.
All the phone numbers for each of the 10 candidates in the running to be named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014.
Sir Ridley Scott's latest film Exodus: Gods and Kings has topped the US box office, but takings are less than epic.
Tens of thousands of penguin couples gather in Antarctica for their nesting season.
Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk, which was rush-released after an X Factor cover topped iTunes, leads the UK singles chart.
Christian Eriksen scores a late winner as Tottenham move seventh in the Premier League with victory at Swansea.
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad close in on a hill controlling a vital rebel supply line into the divided city of Aleppo.
Two-time champion jockey Jamie Spencer will continue racing next season after deciding not to retire.