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US retailers report sluggish Black Friday spending, with sales falling 11% from the same period last year, according to an industry group.
The home care system in England is close to crisis because of the way workers are exploited, a report says.
The man killed by a runaway car in Finsbury Terrace, Brynmill, in Swansea is formally identified by police.
Rock veterans Fleetwood Mac are announced as the first headline act of Isle of Wight 2015.
A Republican congressional aide has resigned after remarks attacking US President Barack Obama's daughters' attitude were widely condemned.
Ireland's Stephanie Roche is shortlisted for Fifa's goal of the year alongside James Rodriguez and Robin van Persie.
Shaun Murphy and Ricky Walden join Judd Trump and John Higgins in the last 16 of the UK Championship in York.
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BBC News hears from two sisters who beat three men they accuse of sexual harassment on a bus in India.
England off-spinner James Tredwell backs Alastair Cook to continue as one-day captain after calls for him to resign.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos demands an explanation from Gen Ruben Dario Alzate about his kidnapping following his release on Sunday.
The White House is hosting meetings with civil rights leaders and others to discuss "mistrust" between police and ethnic minorities, following unrest in the Missouri suburb of Ferguson.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer are named on a three-man shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or prize.
Experts say they have achieved a scientific milestone - creating enzymes out of artificial genetic material that they made in their lab.
The World Health Organization says the goals it set itself for treatment and safe burials in West Africa's Ebola outbreak have largely been met.
Police forces across Europe have seized 292 web domains that were being used to sell counterfeit goods, according to Europol.
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The parents of a two-year-old girl who died after drinking a heroin substitute are both jailed for eight years for her manslaughter.
The company behind the world's first regulated Bitcoin investment fund has its HSBC account in Jersey closed.