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The mayor of the Canadian city of Toronto, Rob Ford, denies allegations that he has been caught on video smoking crack cocaine.
Stoke City are to investigate after reports that a pig's head was left in striker Kenwyne Jones's locker.
Retired IT manager Nigel Clarke, from Kent in the UK, has launched a website listing the call centre menu sequences for accessing thousands of services.
James Anderson becomes only the fourth England player to take 300 Test wickets during the first Test against New Zealand.
The inquest into the death of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko could be replaced by a form of public inquiry to allow evidence about Russia's alleged role in the killing to be heard in secret.
Senior US tax officials deny the extra scrutiny given to conservative political groups ahead of the 2012 election was motivated by partisan bias.
Air raids target a militant training camp in north-east Nigeria as a military plane is hit by anti-aircraft fire, officials say.
Ian Poulter describes his performance as "disgusting" after being eliminated from the World Match Play Championship.
The Official Charts Company has revealed the most streamed song of the last twelve months
Lightning strikes a house as a thunderstorm brings torrential rain to south west Wales.
After years of conflict, it can be difficult to imagine the people of Mogadishu enjoying a nightlife.
The extradition of fugitive Andrew Moran is delayed by an investigation into separate charges by Spanish police.
James Anderson can break Ian Botham's England record of 383 Test wickets, says cricket correspondent Jonathan Agnew.
A man accused of abducting and murdering five-year-old April Jones says it never occurred to him to ring 999 for help.
A soldier thought to have survived the worst ever battlefield injuries in Afghanistan has been appointed an MBE
New Zealand hold the advantage in the first Test despite James Anderson becoming the fourth England bowler to 300 Test wickets.
A conman dubbed the "King of Marbella" and his accomplices are jailed over a £675,000 bank fraud.
Titanic Belfast has said some "limited personal data" was inadvertently released while people were trying to book tickets for a Game of Thrones exhibition.
A leading academy chain has been criticised for widespread financial irregularities in an official report.
UK detectives reviewing the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal say they have identified "a number of persons of interest".