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The annual rate of increase in UK house prices slowed slightly in November, according to the latest survey from the Nationwide.
A large chunk of an American space rocket is found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.
London's ambulance service NHS Trust becomes the first to be put into special measures after a recommendation by inspectors.
Former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone is criticised for suggesting Tony Blair was to blame for the deaths of 52 people in the 7/7 London bombings in 2005.
China's Shanghai Composite share index closes down by more than 5% after several major brokerage firms announce they are under investigation.
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Maritime and Coastguard Agency find what they believe is a Nasa rocket which blew up moments after take-off in June.
The decision to allow shale gas drilling - or fracking - in Lancashire will be made directly by the government, it has emerged.
A Commonwealth unit to target the "scourge" of extremism is being set up, with Prime Minister David Cameron pledging £5m to help fund it.
The Turkish prime minister vows to "work with Russia and our allies to calm tensions" after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.
Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.
France is set to hold a national memorial service to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.
Amateur photographs of the stars and cars in action and in the pits during Grand Prix of the past.
The psychological secret of Black Friday
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing the threat of resignations from his shadow cabinet amid a split over his opposition to UK air strikes in Syria.
Former postman Lawrence Ward reflects on his time as Parliament's security chief - the tights, the mace, the snobbery and dealing with unruly MPs like John McDonnell.
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump denies mocking a disabled reporter during a campaign address this week.
Australian mining giant BHP says mud spilled by the devastating collapse of a dam at a Brazilian mine is not toxic.
Justice Lowell Goddard is set to name the first institutions to be investigated as part of the independent inquiry into child abuse in England and Wales.
Religious education in England's schools needs a total overhaul to bring the subject into the 21st Century, argues a report.