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Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.
The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.
A lorry driver is cleared of causing the death by dangerous driving of a woman on a hen party in West Yorkshire.
Iran-Pakistan border skirmishes risk spinning out of control
The first female Church of England bishop is likely to be appointed in 2015, a senior Church official says.
Eleven people fell seriously ill in Brazil after eating a deadly puffer fish for lunch, it was reported.
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he is getting professional help as he seeks to overcome an "impulse" to bite opponents.
Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.
The presidents of the European Council and European Commission have delivered farewell speeches as they prepare to hand power over to their successors.
The family of Ashya King say they will not yet return to the UK following his treatment in Prague as they do not feel safe to do so.
People divided ahead of Brazil election run-off
Serbia are awarded a 3-0 walkover against Albania after their Euro 2016 qualifier was abandoned but lose three points.
A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says.
Rubber bullets and a stun grenade were used against Everton supporters in a disturbance before the club's match in Lille, French police say.
Maria Sharapova goes out of the WTA Finals, ensuring Serena Williams will end 2014 as the world number one.
Europe's biggest football clubs consider asking Fifa to hold the 2022 World Cup in May to avoid the intense summer heat.
Andy Murray boosts his hopes of qualifying for the ATP Finals with a hard-fought win over Kevin Anderson at the Valencia Open.
Chelsea's Diego Costa could start against Manchester United, despite an illness that required a stay in hospital.
Millions of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines will be produced by the end of 2015, the World Health Organization has announced.
Kurtley Beale is fined £24,600 for sending an offensive picture message to an Australian Rugby Union female team official.