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Cab-ordering firm Uber is facing criticism again, this time for charging passengers far more during the cafe hostage crisis in Sydney, Australia.
Northern Ireland's environment minister acted unlawfully in approving a new GAA stadium in west Belfast, a High Court judge rules.
Blackburn, Leeds and Nottingham Forest are given transfer embargoes for breaching Financial Fair Play rules.
Sony Pictures contacts some news outlets in an attempt to limit the damage caused by the hacking of its computer system and the leaking of emails.
A six-foot mechanical polar bear that dances and sings Christmas carols is investigated after a council received a noise complaint.
Four armed men enter a flat in the Belgian city of Ghent and police seal off the surrounding area.
Four 13 and 14-year-old boys arrested on suspicion of murder after death of 52-year-old man in Enfield, London
UK households with the lowest income faced the fastest cost of living rise in the past 11 years, official figures show.
Hilary Mantel says criticism of the BBC's decision to broadcast her short story The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher is "froth and bile".
The former chief executive of JJB Sports is jailed for four years for taking £1m of backhanders in a "very greedy fraud".
Actor Bill Cosby speaks out for the first time since police open investigation into claims of historical sexual abuse.
Six men, five from London, are charged with terror and fraud offences, Scotland Yard says.
A Ugandan maid is sentenced to four years in jail for assaulting a toddler, in a case which sparked national outrage after a video was released.
Rival Libyan troops clash over control of two of the country's main oil terminals for a second day, leading to their closure.
Education minister Huw Lewis launches a scheme to help pupils from poorer backgrounds pursue interests outside of school hours.
A nationwide strike in Belgium has brought air, rail and road transport to a halt and forced many businesses to close.
A new system of lifts is being proposed that operate without cables.
As Kerry Smith resigns as UKIP's parliamentary candidate for South Basildon and East Thurrock, Iain Watson looks at the difficulties facing the party in the wake of recent scandals.
A leaked Labour document tells party MPs and activists to move campaigning conversation away from the issue of immigration.
Three people are injured when a broken-down rail replacement bus is hit by a lorry on the A34 in Oxfordshire.