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Why Gangnam Style was nearly too much for YouTube
An eight-year-old boy has died after being hit by van in the Aberdeenshire village of Portsoy, police confirm.
The society that runs the Royal Highland Show is fined £100,000 over the death of a three-year-old boy who was struck by a falling concrete bollard.
Jockeys Davy Russell and Philip Enright are given five-day bans after a bizarre whip-related incident at Clonmel.
The mayor of Rome orders a review of city contracts as evidence emerges of a suspected criminal network involving local politicians.
Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton labels the US grand jury system "broken", while a federal probe finds a pattern of excessive police force in Cleveland.
Taxi booking firm Uber has raised another $1.2bn from investors, a deal that values the technology business at $40bn (£25.5bn).
Police in US vent anger at chokehold reaction
We learned in the Autumn Statement that, on their current fiscal policies, a Labour government would need £50bn less in spending cuts or tax rises than the Tories. Would that be good or bad for Britain?
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on former British tennis number one Tim Henman in his latest predictions.
A Devon man who has spent most of the past decade in prison due to his foul-mouthed outbursts risks spending his whole life behind bars.
The US reveals that last month it tried to rescue British-born American hostage Luke Somers, who is being held by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen.
Judd Trump makes hard work of beating veteran Rod Lawler 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the UK Championship.
What can James Bond fans expect of Spectre?
New and returning cast members for the latest James Bond film are unveiled at a special ceremony at London's Pinewood Studios.
UKIP's leader is invited to share an 'alcohol-fuelled' evening with Steph and Dom Parker, stars of Channel 4's Gogglebox.
Jenny Meadows says claims of cheating among Russian athletes would be "biggest doping scandal of all time" if true.
Ireland flanker Chris Henry says he feared his career was over after he suffered a mini-stroke last month.
A toddler's pushchair has rolled off a train platform and onto the tracks at a station in Melbourne, Australia, causing the 18-month old minor injuries.
The Volkswagen Group, the world's second biggest car maker, is conducting a feasibility study into a potential F1 entry.