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Russia says differences with Ukraine on reducing the price of Russian gas have been narrowed after talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Two men are arrested in western India over the killing in August of Narendra Dabholkar, who campaigned against "fraudulent practices" by gurus.
England are in grave danger of suffering a 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, says former captain Michael Vaughan.
A man is charged with murder after a man fell from the balcony of an eighth-floor flat in Coventry.
The first of the funerals for the nine victims of the Glasgow helicopter crash is taking place.
Diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear programme must be backed by military power, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel tells Gulf leaders.
England face a second humiliating defeat after Mitchell Johnson sparks a stunning collapse and Australia secure a 530-run lead.
Air traffic control problem delaying flights at several UK airports
Foreign jihadist fighters, including Britons, are using safe houses in southern Turkey to go to Syria to fight against government forces, the BBC has learnt.
Mexican authorities have detained six men suspected of stealing a truck carrying medical equipment, including a radioactive element.
A minute's applause in tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela is to be held later before kick-off at Premier League football matches.
US President Barack Obama presides over the lighting of the national Christmas tree in Washington DC
The World Trade Organization agrees a historic global deal aimed at boosting commerce, which could add nearly $1tn to the global economy.
Communities on the east coast of England are assessing the damage caused by the worst tidal surge for 60 years, as the clean-up operation continues.
Around 2,000 people are seeking refuge at an airport in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) in a bid to escape a surge in violence, the French military says.
Ukraine's President holds unscheduled talks with his Russian counterpart on a strategic partnership treaty.
Thousands of people eventually diagnosed with cancer are not being referred to specialists quickly enough by GPs, NHS England figures suggest.
North Korea deports US citizen Merrill Newman after month in detention, state news agency says.
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