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President Barack Obama pledges to help Mexico in its fight against drug-related violence, after talks with his counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto.
A Labour councillor is suspended for sharing a parody of a Conservative election poster, doctored to include an image of a Nazi death camp.
A stricken cargo ship in the Solent will not be refloated on Wednesday as more water has been discovered in the vessel, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says.
Labour calls on the government to hold an urgent summit on how to alleviate pressure on A&E services in English hospitals.
Romelu Lukaku fires in a late equaliser as Everton grab a dramatic FA Cup third-round draw against West Ham.
Among eight new planets they have spied in distant solar systems, astronomers say one in particular has usurped the title of "most Earth-like alien world".
The Cuban government has released some of the 53 political prisoners on a US list, the state department says, amid a thaw in US-Cuban relations.
Ex-referees chief Keith Hackett criticises recent decisions and calls for five officials and Mike Riley to stand down.
Germany has an "urgent responsibility" to invest more in the eurozone, France's economy minister has said.
Squatters in central London have set up a 24-hour soup kitchen in Trafalgar Square.
Four SNP councillors filmed setting fire to a copy of the Smith Commission report are suspended from their party for two months.
A teacher accused of performing sex acts with a 14-year-old boy is banned from the profession for life.
Politicians and celebrities denounce "anti-Islamisation" ralllies in Germany.
Chancellor George Osborne says the benefit of falling oil prices should be passed on to consumers in lower pump prices and energy bills.
As deputy brigade chief and president of the South Katoomba Rural Fire Service, Susie McGregor is one of Australia's most senior female firefighters.
Belfast Health Trust cancels all non-urgent elective surgery up to and including 10 January, while other trusts cancel some of theirs, due to pressures on emergency departments.
Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is jailed for two years for public corruption, a much shorter sentence than prosecutors recommended.
A look at why hospitals are struggling to cope with increased A&E attendances.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard reveals he would not be leaving the club if they had offered him a contract last summer.
A self-parking car, a plant pot that knows when it needs watering and a tracker for your pet, are just some of the highlights of the world's biggest gadget show in Las Vegas.