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Crime remains at record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases due to changes in how police record incidents.
Charities and campaign groups have been "frightened" into curtailing their public work because of a new lobbying law , warns the former Bishop of Oxford.
Tim Cahill scores a stunning overhead kick for Australia in their 2-0 Asian Cup quarter-final win over China.
The European Central Bank announces it will inject billions of euros into the ailing eurozone economy by means of a huge bond-buying programme.
Police say they are investigating the "religious aspect" of the theft of a six-foot sculpture of a Celtic sea god from a mountainside.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi gives a news briefing amid quantitative easing speculation
Are the days of the traditional Bobby's helmet numbered?
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, writes a letter to young people in the West urging them to examine Islam for themselves.
There has been a "turning point" in the Ebola crisis with cases falling in all three affected countries, World Health Organization officials say.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner says she is convinced top Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death was no suicide.
A study suggests girls do better than boys at school, even in countries where women lack equality with men.
A judge dismisses a legal challenge against Scottish government proposals to appoint a "named person" for every child under 18.
Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has urged fans to be patient while Ebola screening is carried out before Africa Cup of Nations games.
Police have interviewed an Australian man over an attempt to blackmail England one-day captain Eoin Morgan.
A car bomb explodes in the Somali capital outside the gates of a hotel in a heavily secured area near the presidential palace.
A record haul of rare antiquities is revealed by Italian police after a lengthy inquiry into a Swiss-based trafficking ring.
Toxic sludge that is believed to have resulted from illegal diesel laundering is leaking from a trailer abandoned on the M1 motorway in County Louth.
The jury in the trial of four Sun newspaper employees accused of paying officials for stories is discharged after failing to reach verdicts.
The failure to provide an education for young Syrian refugees runs the risk of creating a recruiting ground for extremists, says Gordon Brown.
The number of rhinos killed in South Africa last year sets a new record, officials say.