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The Central African Republic's sports minister has been freed after being kidnapped by gunmen last month, his family says.
Police issue a warning after 16 vehicles were caught up in a series of crashes on the A92 as the road was affected by a low sun.
The jury in the sex abuse trial of former weather presenter Fred Talbot retires to consider its verdicts.
Exchanges between David Cameron and Ed Miliband descend into insults as their PMQs clashes come to an end.
A hang-glider in Sydney was left dangling from the Mona Vale cliff after she crashed into the rock face
Disabled mugging victim Alan Barnes is presented with a cheque for more than £330,000, raised through online donations.
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The husband of a woman who was killed in a Glasgow park tells a court how he thought she was still breathing when he found her fatally injured.
Essex Police apologises to alleged victims of child abuse over the way it handled investigations.
A poorly otter cub found orphaned in a Perthshire village is on the road to recovery after being taken in by the Scottish SPCA.
A former coast guard captain is jailed for four years in South Korea for negligence over the attempted rescue from the stricken Sewol ferry.
It was once one of the most popular file-sharing sites, but Rapidshare will close down in March after users abandoned it.
Niger declares a state of emergency along its south-eastern border with Nigeria after a spate of attacks by militant Islamists, giving troops sweeping new powers.
Ed Miliband and David Cameron trade verbal blows over political donors who held Swiss bank accounts with HSBC.
Some 29 pilots working for Taiwanese airline TransAsia are suspended after failing or missing safety tests, a week after a fatal crash.
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A toucan in Costa Rica, which lost part of its beak in an attack by youths, looks set to be fitted with a prosthetic replacement.
Passionate, obsessive, humble; schoolteacher, Guinness drinker, litter monitor: How Joe Schmidt inspired Ireland to new heights.
A hand-reared deer called Bambi is believed to have been mauled to death by dogs at a Powys wildlife park.
A 31-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of planning acts of terrorism as police search five addresses on Merseyside.