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Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in India for a visit pinned to a number of lucrative oil and gas deals.
Former Tory MP Neil Hamilton withdraws from the selection process to become a prospective parliamentary candidate for UKIP in Essex.
Coastal parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England are battered by strong winds and huge waves as a so-called 'weather bomb' strikes the UK.
The World Anti-Doping Agency is to investigate allegations made in a series of German TV documentaries.
QPR midfielder Joey Barton reveals a death threat he received while playing in France for Marseille.
In a novel marketing ploy, a Dutch bank has built a rollercoaster through a house that is up for sale.
New Afghan President Asraf Ghani adds his voice to widespread condemnation of past CIA interrogation techniques, following a US Senate report.
Data from the Rosetta probe suggests that water on Earth may not have come from comets, scientists conclude.
The average price of UK petrol drops below £1.20 a litre, its lowest level since December 2010, according to government figures.
Activists apologise for any "moral offence" it has caused, after a publicity stunt on the ancient Nazca lines in Peru.
Some 43,000 borrowers are set to get compensation after a High Court ruling over the wording of documents sent out by former bank Northern Rock.
The NHS would be "in dire straits" without migrant workers, one of the UK's senior economists Stephen Nickell tells MPs.
Trained interrogators believe the best intelligence comes from a friendly, logical approach, the BBC's Frank Gardner reports.
A teenage boy dies and another is injured after a crash at Maesteg Comprehensive School.
Four more women contact officers claiming they were sexually abused by Ray Teret, police say.
A threat to snatch and murder a serving West Midlands officer was "not terrorist related or a credible kidnap threat", police say.
Tony Blair is summoned to appear before a House of Commons inquiry to be questioned about how his government dealt with paramilitary suspects.
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appoints the powerful Emmerson Mnangagwa as his deputy, making the former justice minister the favourite to succeed him.
Just off the coast of the most populated city in the US, humpback whales have been frequenting the shores of New York City at rates much higher than usual.
Flexibility over income tax rates will help make the Welsh government more accountable to the people, Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb says, confirming that the 'lockstep' will be dropped.