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The Crown Prosecution Service is to contact defendants in 25 cases where evidence was given by Mazher Mahmood, the Fake Sheikh.
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Stoke City chairman Peter Coates is fined £5,000 for accusing referees of "bias towards other teams".
A man is convicted of murdering a woman by stabbing her 37 times during a robbery at her home in Glasgow.
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The basic state pension will rise by 2.5% in April - the equivalent of £2.85 more a week for a single person, the government has confirmed.
President Putin uses his state of the nation address to warn of hard times and accuse Western governments of trying to create a new iron curtain.
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Lebanon says DNA tests confirm it is holding the young daughter of Islamic State (IS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, along with one of his ex-wives.
A trial looking into whether Apple abused its dominant position in the digital music business hears how it dealt with music from rival stores.
Bats have a "neural compass" that allows them to keep track of exactly where and which way up they are, scientists say.
James Bond actor Daniel Craig photo-bombed BBC Entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba at a launch event for the 24th film in the series.
Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been arrested following an incident in central London.
UK interest rates are held at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.
The title of the 24th James Bond film has been announced at a ceremony at London's Pinewood Studios.
Recent events in Ferguson have highlighted unfairness in US society and the pressing need for reform, says Clive Myrie.
India's prime minister refuses to sack junior minister Niranjan Jyoti, who used an abusive term to refer to non-Hindus at a political rally.
Al-Qaeda militants based in Yemen have published a video purporting to show a British-born US hostage and threatening to kill him.
George Osborne has criticised BBC coverage of future spending cuts as "totally hyperbolic" in a Radio 4 interview following his Autumn Statement.