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And other reasons why Ebola continues in Sierra Leone
How UK is helping Lebanon prevent Islamic State invasion
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.
Chechen leader sends mixed messages
The chief executive of the Co-op Bank admits it would come as "no surprise" if the bank failed a Bank of England stress test later this month..
Firefighters in England are to stage a 24-hour strike on 9 December as part of their long-running pensions row with the government.
HK Chief Executive CY Leung warns pro-democracy activists not to return to the streets after violence broke out as police cleared a protest site.
Ukraine says its troops still hold Donetsk airport despite what it describes as an intensive assault by rebels backed by Russian special forces.
Suspected Boko Haram militants strike in two state capitals in north-east Nigeria, with suicide attacks in Maiduguri and a raid in Damaturu.
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry leaves New York Red Bulls after four-and-a-half years with the MLS club.
Three men are remanded in custody in India after they were filmed being beaten on a bus by two young women who accused them of sexual harassment.
Prince Harry reveals he feels "incredibly nervous" before making speeches and anxious when he enters a room full of people.
An inquest into the murder of a Catholic postman by loyalists in 2002 is told that a tape failed to record CCTV footage of the shooting.
The WPBSA employs table-fitters throughout Sunday night to address concerns about playing conditions at the UK Championship.
Maoist rebels have killed at least 13 paramilitary policemen in an ambush in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh, officials say.
A German surveillance video shows a man's sudden attack on a young woman, who died after trying to stop the harassment of two girls.
Prince Harry reveals a secret about himself to back a new campaign for World Aids Day.
The UN's World Food Programme suspends a critical food aid scheme for more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees because of a funding crisis.
Gordon Brown is preparing to announce that he will stand down from parliament in 2015, the BBC understands.