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First snow of the year in Wales
The UK's creative industries, which includes the film, TV and music sectors, were worth a record £76.9bn to the UK economy in 2013, the government says.
A South Carolina judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a former police chief who killed an unarmed black men after a jury deadlocked.
A Jewish newspaper has photoshopped female world leaders out of a Unity March picture in Paris.
A jury in the trial of an ex-lover of Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins can return a majority verdict, a judge says.
A global study of 274 cities helps shed light on energy consumption in urban areas and what can be done to make future urbanisation more energy efficient.
The family of a teenager found hanged at home want schools across the UK to review how they handle sensitive issues with pupils.
A police force recruiting for a new deputy chief constable requests applicants submit a "selfie" in order to apply for the role.
Zimbabwe's High Court orders a halt to the eviction of farmers who say they have been targeted to make way for a game park for First Lady Grace Mugabe.
A review of the New York police's recent chokehold cases has found discipline recommended by a complaint board were often not followed.
The average house price for first-time buyers rose by 11% in the year to the end of November compared with 9.5% for existing owners, official figures show.
Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin says the club can "shock the world" and qualify for the Champions League.
Former Coronation Street star Ken Morley apologises "unreservedly" after being kicked out of Celebrity Big Brother for using "unacceptable language".
Efforts to improve the condition of Scotland's school will be looked at by an expert group set up by the Scottish government.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has raised the question of more legislation to allow communications between terrorists to be read.
Tony Blair apologises for not putting in place a structure that would have prevented an error being made in the On The Runs letters scheme
A man who kissed, touched and partially stripped a drunk woman in a busy Glasgow pub is jailed for 22 months.
A dog that was overlooked by 14,000 potential owners in Darlington has found a new forever home, the Dogs Trust says.
Facebook begins placing warnings over video clips of graphic violence and prevents under-18s from seeing distressing images.
A shell has hit a bus at Buhas in eastern Ukraine, killing at least six civilians and wounding many more, Ukraine's military says.