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A specific law is being introduced to combat human trafficking and exploitation for the first time in Scotland.
The courier firm, Yodel, has stopped collecting parcels from retailers as it struggles to deliver the huge jump in online orders following the so-called Black Friday sales.
Water bills for England and Wales will fall by an average of 5% - not including inflation - by 2020, the regulator Ofwat rules.
Robbie Savage on why he expects Manchester City to show they are not a one-man team without the injured Sergio Aguero.
Singer Nicole Scherzinger has made her West End debut as Grizabella in Cats - watched by Elaine Paige, who created the role more than 30 years ago.
Ahead of Japan's general election, Rupert Wingfield Hayes reports on Shinzo Abe's attempts to get women back into the workforce after they have children
Sean Abbott takes 6-14 in the second innings of his first match since his bouncer led to the death of Phillip Hughes.
A new plan to reduce suicides in Wales by focussing more on at risk groups is launched.
As Sam Burgess prepares to make his first start for Bath, can the rugby league star translate his success to the 15-man code?
A powerful storm with heavy rain and high winds has been making its way south along the west coast of the United States.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland says it is reviewing plans to award service medals to staff.
The US producer-songwriter Pharrell Williams has been named named best international artist at the first ever BBC Music Awards with Ed Sheeran named British act of the year.
The UK and Irish prime ministers are to resume their roles in cross party talks at Stormont later.
The number of young boys admitted into accident and emergency units in England for self-harm is at a five-year high, new figures show.
Australia's biggest native title claim - covering 14.6m ha (36m acres) of land and waters - is filed in a court in Brisbane, Queensland.
A memorial to the World War One Christmas Day truce, when soldiers stopped fighting and played football, is to be dedicated later by Prince William.
Nineteen-year-old Matt received death threats and abuse when gaming online, so now he only plays with friends.
Developers call for video games to get the same legal status as TV and film to boost funding for UK industry.
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The University of Sydney has created the Acropolis from 120,000 Lego blocks and given it, of course, to the Acropolis museum in Athens.