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At least 26 people have been killed in bombings in two major cities in northern Nigeria, with commuters and shoppers targeted, witnesses say.
Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of the Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, dies aged 70.
Politicians, religious and civic leaders give their reaction to the bin lorry crash that killed six people in central Glasgow.
The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.
Eyewitnesses describe the "horrible scenes" after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow, killing six people.
Six people have been killed and seven others seriously injured after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow.
A builder who tampered with sluice gates during last winter's floods on the Somerset Levels is fined £1,000.
Is New York's mayor to blame for rising tensions?
Two men are charged with the murder of off-duty Merseyside police constable Neil Doyle.
A man dies after he is hit by a train at Dunmurry Halt station on the outskirts of Belfast.
Big Brother is the most complained about TV show of the year, with X Factor, EastEnders, Coronation Street and X Factor all in the top 10.
First Minister Peter Robinson says he believes that there is "real money on the table" from Westminster as cross-party talks continue at Stormont.
The condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was taken to hospital with pneumonia on Saturday, his spokesman says.
Police firefighters and animal welfare officials rescue a common seal found in a Merseyside field about 20 miles (32km) from the sea.
Police divers searching a canal for missing Stoke-on-Trent man James Brindley find a body.
Stalkers and abusers are increasingly using cheap spyware to monitor and harass their victims, a new charity claims.
A common seal found in a field in Merseyside is taken to a wildlife hospital "exhausted" after being rescued.