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A look at some of the week's tech headlines including the mail service trialling 3D printing
Russell Brand and Nigel Farage continue to trade insults after their clash on the BBC's Question Time show.
Hundreds of protestors gather outside Parliament to demonstrate against new pornography laws.
Landing on a comet, laser fusion and a working tractor beam are among the physics breakthroughs of the year, as chosen by a leading magazine.
Can he change things without getting any votes?
Ally McCoist offers his resignation as manager of Rangers but will remain in charge to face Queen of the South.
BBC News looked back at some of the highlights from the performances.
Six members of a gang who were caught with £500,000 worth of heroin to be sold on the streets of Cardiff are jailed.
How do you replace a man who describes himself as Formula 1's answer to Frank Sinatra, writes BBC sports editor Dan Roan.
The tech giant says it "remains committed" to Russia but has confirmed that it will be removing its engineering office staff.
A city councillor who posted a picture of himself holding an AK-47 rifle on Twitter is dismissed from his role as a magistrate.
News images from around the world: 12 December
An 80-year-old is convicted of masterminding an acid attack on his teenage ex-lover in revenge for her ending their relationship.
Stormy weather and high tides have hit the west coast of the US causing homes to collapse into the Pacific ocean.
A man accused of a 1998 republican murder has the charge against him dropped and is now charged with kidnapping.
Facebook is thinking about adding a way to "dislike" posts on its site, something users have requested in their droves.
The money councils earn from parking increased 12% in the year to April 2014, according to a survey by the RAC Foundation.
Police in India are investigating claims that a Bangalore business executive is behind an influential pro-Islamic State Twitter account.
Far-right arsonists are believed to have caused fires which damaged three buildings earmarked for asylum seekers in southern Germany.
There is a warning that valuable manufacturing skills could be lost if a bridge building firm shuts in Monmouthshire.