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A McDonald's employee is punched in the face by a customer who was told he could not use the restaurant's phone.
Arek Hersh is returning to Auschwitz, where he was imprisoned as a boy, 70 years after it was liberated.
EU leaders ask their foreign ministers to consider imposing further sanctions on Russia in response to the continued fighting in Ukraine.
Disrupted services from Facebook, Instagram and other social networks were the result of system error, not hackers.
The poisoning of ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London is a matter of "utmost gravity", the judge leading the inquiry into his death says.
A man is jailed for seven-and-a-half years for killing a 14-year-old girl he hit at more than 60mph in Sheffield and then drove off.
Dubai International has taken over from Heathrow as the world's busiest international airport in terms of yearly passenger numbers.
Gunmen possibly linked to the Islamic State militant group attack a hotel popular with foreigners in the Libyan capital Tripoli, officials say.
Voluntary merger plans suggested by six Welsh councils are rejected by the public services minister.
The 9pm TV watershed may not survive, says BBC director general Tony Hall, who also acknowledges criticisms of Radio 4's flagship drama The Archers.
Pakistan all-rounder Haris Sohail is left "visibly shaken" after an apparent ghostly encounter in a New Zealand hotel.
Benedict Cumberbatch has apologised for "being an idiot" after using the term "coloured" in a TV interview.
Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-sets win over home favourite Nick Kyrgios.
Real Madrid are asked for information about 51 players as Fifa investigates their transfers of youth players.
Police are carrying out a major search for a missing 25-year-old mother-of-four in an area of woodland in Dorset.
A Sunderland man who used social media to post an offensive comment about the fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow has been given a caution by police.
The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
The mother of a man who died after being struck by a police car at the scene of a reported burglary accuses the Thames Valley force of acting like "judge and jury".
Both borrowing and saving by customers of the UK's main banks picked up during 2014, according to figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA).
David Cameron defends Conservative plans to reduce the annual benefits cap by £3,000 to £23,000 after the general election.