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Day of the Jackal author Frederick Forsyth has revealed he was an agent for MI6 for more than 20 years.
Gritting lorries and snowploughs are out and about on Lincolnshire's roads - to prepare for the snow risk season.
Hungarian police arrest a fifth man over the deaths of 71 people, thought to be migrants, found dead in an abandoned lorry in Austria last week.
Depressed people who display "risky behaviour", agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study finds.
The A27 in West Sussex is partially reopened after the air crash at Shoreham killed 11 people more than a week ago.
New figures have revealed, for the first time, which individual salmon farms have shot seals.
Researchers say taking forty winks in the middle of the day could reduce blood pressure and stave off heart attacks.
An international study says it has identified common behaviour patterns which often precede suicide attempts.
Police in Bangkok charge a man in connection with the bomb attack that killed 20 people in the Thai capital nearly two weeks ago.
Ethiopian Mare Dibaba wins the women's marathon at the World Championships by just one second from Kenya's Helah Kiprop.
Three children are recovering in hospital in Austria after being rescued from a minivan containing 26 migrants.
Thousands gather outside the Japanese parliament to protest against plans to allow the military to deploy overseas.
Belgian rider Kris Boeckmans is in an induced coma after suffering facial fractures in a crash at the Vuelta a Espana.
Firms could face penalties including higher national insurance payments if they failed to pay a proposed new higher living wage of £11 per hour, Andy Burnham says.
Free movement within the EU should be to move to a job, not to seek work or claim benefits, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
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Tens of thousands of Malaysians are expected to protest for a second day in Kuala Lumpur, calling for PM Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.
The first African-American and youngest person ever to play the lead role in Les Miserables on Broadway, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, dies in a fall.
The Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, which will see 12 teams spend a year travelling the globe, is due to begin in London.