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Victims of historical sexual abuse are having to wait up to three years for counselling, a charity claims.
British businessman Shrien Dewani is preparing to leave South Africa after a judge cleared him of arranging the murder of his wife on their honeymoon.
Labour has vowed to set up a new fund to pay for innovative cancer drugs, surgery and radiotherapy if the party comes to power.
Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Praia da Luz, Portugal, are to begin questioning eleven people on Tuesday.
Germany takes in more asylum seekers than any other EU country - at a time when net immigration is also at a 20 year high.
Some of Northern Ireland's best known film organisations are facing cuts in funding of up to 50%.
Benefit overpayments due to fraud and error in Northern Ireland rose to £72m in 2013, according to an Audit Office report.
Sales of drones have increased rapidly in the UK and they are expected to be popular as Christmas presents, but what are the rules for using them?
Authorities in India's capital, Delhi, ban several internet-based taxi companies after a female passenger is allegedly raped by a driver contracted to the international taxi-booking service Uber.
A Syrian refugee on her ordeal at the hands of security police
A new fund to pay for innovative cancer drugs, surgery and radiotherapy would be set up if Labour comes to power.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge posed for photographs before the basketball game on Monday in Brooklyn New York
West Midlands Police puts its officers and staff on alert after receiving an anonymous warning over their safety.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a basketball game in New York as about 200 people demonstrate nearby against police violence.
A bomb attack in Bahrain kills a policeman on duty in Damistan, south-west of the capital, Manama, the authorities say.
Three Turkish soldiers are killed by gunfire in the town of Ceylanpinar on the border with Syria, Turkish news agencies report.
New Zealand police seize NZ$1m-worth of liquid methamphetamine soaked into Tesco-branded moist towelettes.
A South African judge is set to rule on whether prosecutors can challenge Oscar Pistorius' five-year sentence, which they regard as too lenient.
The general secretary of UKIP, Roger Bird, denies a claim he sexually harassed a newly-recruited candidate by propositioning her over dinner.
Hong Kong's protesters are bracing for the clearance of their main site, reports say, after an injunction paved the way for official action.