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Chinese ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang is arrested and expelled from the Communist Party for alleged corruption, state media report.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho tells journalists that he does not like their questions so will answer quickly to "kill your mood".
A man who deliberately "slipped" on a wet bag in a supermarket so he could make a £10,000 insurance claim is given a suspended jail term.
A man who sought £10,000 in compensation after he claimed he injured himself slipping on the floor of a Bradford supermarket gets a suspended jail term.
Serbia's energy minter escaped serious injury on Thursday when he was hit on the head by a heavy chunk of ice which split his protective helmet.
Actor Idris Elba has launched a public awareness campaign to try to halt the spread of Ebola.
The US space agency's new Orion crew capsule completes its maiden, unmanned voyage with a splashdown in the Pacific.
Hull are under investigation by Uefa for possible breaches of financial fair play (FFP) rules, the governing body announces.
Nine cannabis factories have been closed down and millions of pounds worth of drugs recovered in a series of police raids across Cardiff.
A mother and her five children 'may have been murdered' in a fatal fire, an inquest hears.
US President Barack Obama has officially nominated former Pentagon official Ashton Carter as the new US defence secretary.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is charged by the Football Association over a controversial Instagram message.
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Why RAF crews on anti-Islamic State raids are fed-up in Cyprus
The body of a newborn boy is found at a house in Shropshire.
Eoin Morgan will take a "no frills" approach as stand-in captain for England's fourth ODI with Sri Lanka.
The Cameron, Miliband and Clegg Christmas cards this year are personal photos but with starkly different styles.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his aim is to achieve victories, points and titles this season, not records.
Ray Teret, 73, a former radio DJ who was a friend of Jimmy Savile, has been found guilty of a string of historical sex allegations.
Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold is appointed MBE by the Queen for services to sport.