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The Russian rouble drops to a new low against the US dollar, as falling oil prices and Western sanctions continue to weigh on the country.
A social supermarket is selling food that would have been junked to those struggling to afford to feed their families.
Lewis Hamilton has scored yet another victory, adding BBC Sports Personality of the Year to his tally. Sally Nugent reports from behind the scenes of the event.
Media giants in the UK are lining up to throw sand in the engine of Gavin Patterson’s £10bn mobile purchase.
The Plaid Cymru leader says it is "imperative" to end Conservative rule in Wales and Scotland.
Up to three people are led away by police after reports that four men burst into a flat in the Belgian city of Ghent.
UKIP's deputy chairman said she was "delighted he has done the decent thing" after Kerry Smith stood down.
Global Health correspondent Tulip Mazumdar looks back at ebola's origins - and the search for a cure
Jon Brain visits a new community-based supermarket that aims to tackle food poverty.
Wigan owner Dave Whelan accepts a Football Association charge over comments he made about Jewish and Chinese people.
First Minister Carwyn Jones calls on the UK government to be more open about the future of the United Kingdom, and how powers should be shared among the four nations.
The influence and values of universities have a far-reaching international impact, says former foreign secretary William Hague
Labour leader Ed Miliband sets out Labour's immigration plans in a speech in Great Yarmouth.
How Australia's ABC News reported the Sydney siege at the Lindt Cafe in Martin Place, Sydney.
Australian police say they will maintain central Sydney in lockdown "for as long as it takes", as a gunman holds people hostage inside a cafe.
The jury in the trial of three G4S guards accused of killing Jimmy Mubenga on a plane at Heathrow in 2010 retires to consider its verdict.
A report finds a Birmingham mother murdered by her violent and "controlling" partner was not listened to by authorities.
Was the Christmas display at Buckingham Palace prompted by a letter from a commuter?
Peter Robinson says David Cameron has indicated he could improve his financial offer to the Northern Ireland executive.
Celtic are drawn against Inter Milan in the last 32 of the Europa League, with Liverpool facing Turkish side Besiktas.