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Sir Malcolm Rifkind is to make an official request that the US hands over material documenting Britain's role in the CIA's interrogation programme.
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Leading health experts say sanitation facilities in birth clinics need to be given greater priority in low-income countries to prevent maternal and newborn deaths.
Prince Harry will present Invictus Games competitors with the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC Sports Personality show on Sunday.
The government vows to improve helplines for people seeking tax advice as a Which? survey finds almost 30% of callers to two lines were cut off.
Pundits, managers and football fans have their say on Gary Cahill's dive against Hull.
A 70-year-old man has been stabbed to death in central London, the Met says, as officers arrest a man on suspicion of murder.
Bolivia's security forces are registering their overweight members after President Evo Morales complained too many were unfit.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge release three official Christmas photographs of Prince George, Kensington Palace says.
Several suspected al-Qaeda militants, disguised as fully veiled women, are reportedly shot dead by Yemeni security forces near the Saudi border.
Millions of Japanese voters are heading to the polls in a snap election called by Shinzo Abe to boost support for his economic reforms.
Leinster secure a narrow win over Harlequins and the sides are now level on points at the top of a competitive Pool Two.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is "thankful" to fans after they sing his name in the 4-1 win over Newcastle United.
President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan claims victory over the International Criminal Court after it halts its Darfur war crimes investigations.
Former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer is selected to fight a safe Labour seat in next year's general election.
Arsenal put their recent Premier League troubles behind them with an easy win over Newcastle at Emirates Stadium.
Stormzy, Little Simz and Raury are revealed on BBC Radio 1Xtra's Hot for 2015 list. They're the 15 artists tipped for big things in the next year