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Could new legislation halt non-physical domestic abuse?
President Hassan Rouhani speaks out against corruption in Iran and warns that it is "endangering" the country's Islamic Revolution.
Band Aid founder Bob Geldof defends his latest charity single, saying criticism helps raise the profile of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.
Former world champion Jenson Button says he "just has to deal" with the uncertainty over whether he has a future at McLaren.
Will Gompertz considers whether the quality of an artist's work is made or marred by having used drugs in the past.
The best-known liberal TV channel in Russia is told to quit its rented studios in Moscow while another private channel faces closure.
A fir tree grown on Gower is being unveiled by the prime minister as one of 10 Downing Street's two official Christmas trees.
The family of Anni Dewani say the justice system has failed them and accused Shrien Dewani of living a "double life" and "not being honest".
Royal Mail says competitors in the bigger cities cherry picking its business could harm rural postal services.
Research by the Bank of England suggests interest rate rises will not wreck the economic recovery, though they will be acutely painful for hundreds of thousands of households.
Jon Kay reports on the background to the Shrien Dewani murder case, as a judge dismisses it due to lack of evidence.
Officials are investigating claims that a senior Korean Air executive delayed a flight after taking issue with the way she was served nuts.
A woman dies in a road accident in wintery conditions on the A76, five miles south of Mennock in Dumfries and Galloway.
Transport services in Belgium have been severely disrupted by strikes protesting against government austerity measures.
Watching Gangnam Style for 17,000 years.
The Canadian embassy in Cairo is closed due to "security concerns", a day after Britain shut its mission in the Egyptian capital.
A government decision to close a fund that helps disabled people to live and work in the community is lawful, the High Court rules.
A judge dismisses case against Shrien Dewani, who was accused of arranging murder of wife Anni in South Africa
A pony trapped in a slurry pit near Wellington, Shropshire, is pulled from a slurry pit by fire crews.
A man who attempted to murder his 97-year-old father in Lancashire is detained for 14 years.