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Manchester City beat Southampton to move into second place and cut Chelsea's Premier League lead to six points.
The Chinese embassy tells a cross-party group of MPs it will not be able to go ahead with a planned visit to Hong Kong.
A Deportivo La Coruna fan dies following violent clashes outside the stadium before his team's game at Atletico Madrid.
Forcing councils to merge would be "grossly irresponsible" because of the cost at a time of spending cuts, a Conservative AM says.
Uruguayans vote in a presidential run-off election with Tabare Vasquez of the Broad Front party expected to win.
The leading German pilots' union at Lufthansa will go on strike on Monday and Tuesday as their dispute over retirement benefits continues.
Colombian General Ruben Dario Alzate, abducted by Farc rebels two weeks ago, is released with two other hostages, the president says.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson says he will review the idea for car-free Sundays in parts of central London.
An appeals court in Qatar clears a US couple sentenced to three years for the neglect of their adopted daughter, in a case that was closely watched.
The Scottish Conservatives brand Scottish government plans to give children equal inheritance rights to land as "horrifying".
A play inspired by tales from soldiers from the Christmas truce of World War One opens in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Mark Strand, a former US poet laureate who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1999, dies in New York aged 80.
The Pope, who is visiting Turkey, meets Patriarch Bartholomew I , the spiritual leader of the world's 250 million Orthodox Christians.
The police chief of the Afghan capital Kabul resigns following a spate of attacks on foreigners in the city over the last two weeks.
Swiss voters look likely to reject a referendum proposal to cut immigration, according to projections on state TV.
Northern Ireland is likely to receive between £50m and £70m in additional spending next year.
An extra £2bn funding for the NHS pledged by George Osborne is "crisis money", according to Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, who accused the Conservatives of putting the NHS in danger.
Phillip Hughes's final innings has been adjusted to show him being 63 not out after an update from Cricket Australia.
A man is killed and a woman is injured after a runaway car rolled down a street in Swansea, trapping them underneath.
More pests were dealt with in Wales per person than in any other country in the UK last year, pest controllers say.