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Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton says he is in no hurry to start talks about a new deal with Mercedes.
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Two female suicide bombers blow themselves up at a crowded market in the northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, causing many casualties, witnesses say.
A problem with the freezing of stem cells may have contributed to the death of a 12-year-old girl with cancer, a coroner rules.
A French appeal court refuses to allow a father to take custody of his biological son, who was given up for adoption by his mother.
The number of mortgages being granted by Britain's banks falls by 16% over the last year, according to banking industry body, the BBA.
Hundreds of people flee to a military airstrip in Kenya's Mandera region after the deadly weekend bus attack by Somali militants.
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A computer engineer admits stabbing to death a 14-year-old boy he met online.
This week's counter-terrorism bill will expand minister's powers - and face accusations of injustice, says Dominic Casciani.
The eurozone may be stuck in an enduring period of no growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
Two men suspected of releasing a pirated copy of Hollywood blockbuster The Expendables 3 have been arrested.
The murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby could not have been prevented despite his killers appearing in seven intelligence investigations, a report finds.
Ana Botin has moved swiftly to reshape Santander, ousting its chief executive after less than two years in the role.
Top Twitter boss accidentally tweets a private message about acquiring a company.
Eight hostages, including a US adviser are freed by local forces from al-Qaeda-linked group in Yemen, officials say.
British TV productions win three awards at the International Emmys in the US, including a best drama prize for axed Channel 4 series Utopia.
Burial workers in the Sierra Leonean city of Kenema go on strike in protest at non-payment of allowances for handling Ebola victims.
Two more Bill Cosby shows are axed as the veteran comedian continues to face allegations of sexual assault.
Rescue teams are searching for survivors in the rubble of a block of flats that collapsed in Egypt's capital Cairo, killing at least 10 people.