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Uber's week just got worse as it faces a lawsuit in California and Los Angeles as well as bans in India, Spain and Thailand.
Britain's first ever sci-fi film, dating back to 1913, has been restored as part of a special project by BBC Arts and the British Film Institute.
Hong Kong's top civil servant Carrie Lam urges students to vacate the streets ahead of the expected clearance of the main protest camp.
The Bangladeshi navy sends four vessels to deal with an oil spill from a crashed cargo vessel that is threatening a rare dolphin sanctuary.
Questions about the interrogation of terror suspects have been "dealt with from the British perspective", Prime Minister David Cameron says.
The Pirate Bay, arguably the most well-known website for accessing pirated content, has been taken offline following a police raid in Sweden.
HSBC has dismissed its head of foreign exchange trading for Europe, Middle East and Africa.
UK astronaut Tim Peake has invited members of the public to suggest digital experiments to be carried out in space.
Catholic bishops from around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuel use and increased efforts to secure a global climate treaty.
A care home in Surrey is shut down after inspectors found it was "unsafe" and residents were "at significant risk of harm".
Nobel Peace Prize laureates Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi are due to receive their awards in a ceremony in Oslo.
Justice is about acquittals as well as convictions, says the BBC's Milton Nkosi, as South Africa's judges dismiss public opinion in high-profile cases.
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor is given permission by Tottenham to return to Togo for personal reasons.
A senior Palestinian official dies after a confrontation with Israeli troops at a protest in the occupied West Bank, reports say.
A national truth commission report being released in Brazil is expected to confirm hundreds were killed or disappeared under military rule.
Prominent Dundee business tycoon Scot Young dies after falling four storeys onto railings outside his London flat.
Borrowers in trouble should be protected from paying interest and loan charges if they tell their lender they are having problems
Northern Ireland's abortion legislation is to be challenged in court by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC).
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