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Police in Pakistan investigate a former pop star for blasphemy after he was caught on camera allegedly insulting one of the Prophet Muhammad's wives.
CCTV footage is issued by police of a mother and her four-day-old baby who have gone missing from a Bristol hospital.
A court is to decide whether two Burmese men will stand trial for the murder of two British tourists in Thailand earlier this year.
The International Criminal Court gives prosecutors an ultimatum to bring a case against Kenya's president or to drop charges of crimes against humanity.
Nick Compton, a team-mate of Phillip Hughes at Western Suburbs and Middlesex, recounts the funeral of the Australia batsman.
A detailed plan of a medieval city is produced by experts without any digging at the site, Duncan Kennedy reports
Bristol, London, Coventry and Milton Keynes are selected as the hosts of driverless car tests set to begin in 2015.
Hundreds of mourners have attended the funeral in Germany of a 23-year-old woman who was fatally injured while confronting a group of men harassing two girls.
The captain of the Costa Concordia tells a court he delayed sounding the alarm on the sinking cruise ship because he feared people would jump off.
Steam launches its own video game streaming service, creating fresh competition for Amazon's Twitch.
The BBC's political and economics editors give their reaction to the announcements in the Autumn Statement.
A nationwide appeal is to be made after a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a gang in a Cardiff park.
A US hardware shop is testing out a new set of retail robots designed to help customers shop, find and visualise their purchases
The government is expected to have to borrow more money this year than had previously been predicted, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility.
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This year is in the running to be the hottest globally and for the UK since records began, early estimates show.
Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Autumn Statement. So, what does it mean for your finances?
How does a sportsman cope with inflicting lasting damage on an opponent? Boxer Brian Rose recalls how he "overcame his demons".
Chancellor George Osborne announces a series of measures designed to encourage investment in the North Sea oil and gas sector.
A groundbreaking £78m theatre and arts venue is to be built on the site of the former Granada TV studios in Manchester.