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A US lawyer plans legal action against a woman who claims she was forced to have sex with him and Prince Andrew when she was under age.
Two people are killed and another is seriously ill in hospital after a light aircraft crashes in woods in Hampshire.
Mexican authorities arrest 10 more police officers in their inquiry into the disappearance in September of 43 students in Guerrero state.
A US lawyer says he is planning legal action against a woman who claims she was forced to have sex with him and Prince Andrew when she was a minor.
A major search operation is launched after a ship believed to have had eight crew on board overturns off the north of Scotland.
UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone, is now in a critical condition, the Royal Free Hospital says.
Israel halts the transfer of tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority after it applies to join the International Criminal Court.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is moving to the MLS because he was told he would start fewer games for the Reds.
Search teams scouring the Java Sea find four large objects believed to be from the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501, Indonesian officials say.
More than 1,000 people are forced to leave West End productions of Les Miserables and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time after a power cut.
Christodoulos Xiros, a member of the Greek Marxist militant group November 17, has been arrested after almost a year on the run, police say.
Convicted rapist Ched Evans will not be able to resume his career overseas amid reported interest in Malta, the MoJ says.
Indonesia's weather agency says initial analysis suggests bad weather caused AirAsia flight QZ8501 to crash, with the loss of 162 people.
Masked gunmen in northern Libya kidnap 13 Egyptian Coptic Christians, just a week after seven others were abducted.
Fierce heat from slow-burning blazes are still keeping rescue crews from searching the hold and vehicle decks of the Norman Atlantic ferry.
Crews battle out-of-control bushfires threatening homes in South Australia and Victoria, with blazes near Adelaide deemed the worst since 1983.
Refugees from the Syrian conflict, who were abandoned by people traffickers on an animal cargo ship in the Mediterranean, are being found accommodation in Italy.
Search teams searching the Java Sea for the main wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 have found four "big objects", Indonesian officials say.
With the Oscars just weeks away and some famous franchises set to return, the BBC's Lizo Mzimba takes a look at what film fans can expect in 2015.
Five men have been arrested in India charged with kidnapping and repeatedly raping a Japanese student over a period of more than a month.