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Seven Hong Kong policemen are arrested in connection with the beating of a pro-democracy protester in October.
Moeen Ali makes his maiden century but England lose to Sri Lanka by 25 runs in the opening one-day international in Colombo.
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy dismisses a proposal for early elections in Catalonia, where a non-binding independence was held this month.
Two British men have died in Amsterdam after reportedly snorting a drug thought to have been white heroin.
EU data privacy regulators say Google must apply the right to have search results removed to its .com site as well as its European versions.
Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.
In an exclusive BBC interview, Thai Finance Minister Sommai Phasee says that democratic elections could be delayed by another 18 months.
Cameroon's military has freed 16 hostages, including a Polish priest, captured by rebels from the Central African Republic (CAR), the president says.
Mobile phone abuse footage outrages Kenyans
Liverpool legend Bruce Grobbelaar criticises Simon Mignolet and says Brendan Rodgers has "three weeks" to save his job.
Fire service report says the Glasgow School of Art blaze was caused by gases from a foam canister coming into contact with a projector.
Authorities in Balochistan, Pakistan, have suspended a campaign against polio after four workers were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the city of Quetta.
Librarian and Medieval literature expert Rémy Cordonnier tells the BBC about the moment he discovered a rare and valuable William Shakespeare First Folio.
The UK's reviewer of terrorism laws raises concerns about plans to exclude people from the UK if they go abroad to fight with extremist groups, as a new counter-terror bill is published
The Algerian army has killed one of the militants responsible for the beheading of a French hiker in September, the justice minister says.
About 1.5 million gas customers with pre-payment meters have been overcharged because their meters are faulty, the industry has admitted.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.
Ghana's opposition calls for a parliamentary probe into allegations that a suspected cocaine trafficker had access to the presidential lounge at the country's main international airport.
Nato's top commander warns that Russia's increased military presence in the annexed region of Crimea could be used to control the Black Sea.
People with learning disabilities are being kept in hospitals too far from home for too long, a report commissioned by NHS England finds.