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The comedian and activist Mark Thomas and five others are launching legal action against the Metropolitan Police for keeping them under surveillance.
Celtic captain Scott Brown signs a four-year contract extension that will keep him at the Glasgow club until 2018.
A group of bystanders lifts a car out of the way after it blocks the way of a tram.
Parts of the US north-east are braced for further snow storms, with officials warning residents to be prepared for 3ft (1m) of new snow.
Sheffield United have announced that they have retracted their offer to let convicted rapist Ched Evans use their training facilities.
The Davis Cup final presents Roger Federer with the opportunity to win the one major tennis prize that has eluded him.
The head of Fifa's Audit and Compliance Committee is to evaluate the full report into alleged World Cup corruption.
The Kenyan government orders an investigation after more than 12,000 false names were found on its workers' payroll.
The creators of the wildly successful mobile game Candy Crush release its follow-up: Candy Crush Soda Saga.
Executives from three US banks are being questioned by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities.
Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao dismisses questions over his fitness after suffering a new injury.
Chinese journalist on trial for leaking state secrets
John Adams and Peter Sellars are two of the leading lights of the opera world, but their works aren't without controversy. Newsnight's Katie Razzall was given exclusive access to the rehearsal room ahead of the world premiere at London's ENO.
One of Wigan Athletic's shirt sponsors ends its agreement with the club following the appointment of new manager Malky Mackay.
Premiership trio Johnny Leota, Ken Pisi and Jack Lam are included as part of six changes to the Samoa side to play England.
Iran's Supreme Leader has pardoned the pioneering Iranian-Canadian blogger Hossein Derakhshan after six years in prison, Iranian media report.
Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission ranks mental health NHS trusts in England in terms of risk of providing poor care.
There is growing consensus amongst political parties that the assembly and its executive departments should be reduced, the Northern Ireland Office says.
Two more men are banned from contact with young girls after Birmingham City Council uses "innovative" legal action to prevent child sexual exploitation.
World and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams says drugs cheats should be banned for life for their first offence.