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US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health.
Several police forces are reporting the 101 contact number, designed for non-emergency issues, is down.
Nico Rosberg wrestles back the psychological advantage at the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with fastest time in final practice.
An investigation starts into a suspected gas explosion at a central London hotel that injured 14 people.
A mother from south London has persuaded Tesco to change the way it displays newspapers so that children cannot see words or images which she says may disturb them.
Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn believes England may benefit from being regarded as underdogs at the World Cup.
Schoolchildren should be taught what constitutes a healthy relationship to improve deep-seated attitudes towards violence against women, a senior AM says.
Nigel Dodds tells the DUP's annual conference the party could hold the balance of power at Westminster after next May's general election.
Newly-elected UKIP MP Mark Reckless accuses Nigel Farage of a U-turn over whether European migrants could stay in the UK if it left the EU.
Thames Valley Police believe a Northampton man who was found guilty of rape and knowingly infecting a woman with HIV is in Zimbabwe.
An 11-year-old boy dies after being hit by a car on the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road on Friday evening.
More than 150 weapons are handed over to police during a two-week amnesty.
A 19-year-old man is arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism, police say.
The family of murdered aid worker Alan Henning say they are struggling to understand his death, ahead of a memorial service.
Some of the best Scrabble players from over 120 countries are in London competing to become World Champion and win a share of the prize money.
The Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is calling for £1bn of banking scandal fines to be invested in the NHS.
Mike Bushell has been to visit one British couple who will be going for gold in a motorsport event taking place 600m above earth - aerobatics
The first group of NHS medical staff are due to travel to Sierra Leone on Saturday to help the fight against the Ebola outbreak.
Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab kill at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, officials say.