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Hundreds of anti-government protesters inside city hall in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, have pushed back riot police trying to dislodge them.
An Australian town is using loud noises in an attempt to drive away an infestation of almost 80,000 bats who are roosting in a local park.
Wesley Sneijder's goal in snowy Istanbul sends Galatasaray into the Champions League last 16 and knocks Juventus out.
British actresses Emma Thompson and Dame Judi Dench are among the British stars shortlisted for this year's Screen Actors Guild awards.
The UN is "extremely concerned" for Syrian refugees in Lebanon as a winter storm brings snow, high winds and freezing temperatures to the country.
An agreement is reached on the US budget to avoid another government shutdown, Republican and Democratic lawmakers say.
The latest Snowden leak suggests US and UK cyberspies are taking advantage of Google's proprietary cookie technology to track suspects.
A charity which bought 24 sacred Native American masks at a Paris auction is to return them to the Hopi and Apache tribes in the US.
Police enforce strict ban on mobile phones at Mandela's coffin
A woman who wants to marry in a Church of Scientology chapel wins her Supreme Court challenge as judges rule the church is a 'place of meeting for religious worship'.
Nineteen fighters from Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army surrender following an offensive against the rebel group in the Central African Republic, the army says.
A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection a "revenge porn" website which sought to extort victims.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be out for at least a month with the hamstring injury picked up against West Ham.
Iran's envoy to the UK is to make his first visit to London this week, Home Secretary William Hague announces.
A stage version of the 1988 movie Heathers, which starred Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, will receive its New York premiere Off-Broadway in March 2014.
Deaf viewers of Nelson Mandela's memorial service complain that the official interpreter was "signing rubbish".
A radioactive source, which had been stolen in Mexico last week, is secured by a remote-controlled robot from the field where it was dumped.
Australia's lack of Ashes-winning experience may affect the third Test, according to former wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist.
Uruguay's parliament votes to legalise the cultivation, sale and consumption of marijuana - the first country to do so.
Two signed Damien Hirst art works worth £33,000 are stolen from a London gallery.