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The veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi is the winner of Tunisia's first free presidential election, electoral officials say.
A hoard of Roman and Pictish silver was found last year but the exact location had been kept a closely guarded secret until now.
Mark Wright, the winner of this year's Apprentice said he was "very confident" of success for his new business plans.
Jessie Burton's debut novel The Miniaturist comes top of a public vote to be named Specsavers Book of the Year.
The Yazidi minority in Iraq say 3,500 women and girls are still being held by Islamic State, many being used as sex slaves.
The Football Association says it is aware of a reported row between Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston and a club supporter.
The UK Independence Party says it has expelled one of its councillors, Rozanne Duncan, "for bringing the party into disrepute".
The number of people being murdered in London is expected to fall below 100 for the year 2014.
The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.
Police launch a murder inquiry after a man dies two days after being found with serious injuries at his home in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire.
China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report.
As Europe's major leagues go into hibernation for winter breaks, BBC Sport assesses how the game has unfolded on the continent.
A bodybuilder who tried to save the drowning man he had earlier assaulted is jailed for nine months.
A disc jockey is jailed for eight months for stealing money from a children's cancer charity linked to the Oscar Knox appeal.
The satellite communication tech which is bringing the price of remote connections down to earth
Glorious Goodwood will be rebranded the Qatar Goodwood Festival in a 10-year sponsorship deal, the biggest in British racing.
A Japanese robot has been programmed to take on a range of tasks - from painting nails to cooking.
A teenager admits lying to police about the death of a six-week-old girl.
A blast furnace at a German steel mill suffered "massive damage" following a cyber attack on the plant's network, says a report.
The 1984 video game Elite - thought to be the first to produce genuinely 3D graphics - has been redeveloped for a modern audience.