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Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman has been sentenced to life in prison by a court martial for murdering an insurgent in Afghanistan.
The Ukrainian and Russian presidents hold surprise talks on a "strategic partnership treaty" a week after Ukraine shelved a key deal with the EU.
The first episode of the music talent show Pakistan Idol is broadcast, to the delight of thousands of music lovers.
#BBCtrending looks at the intense activity on social media in the 60 seconds before Nelson Mandela's death was officially announced by South African President Jacob Zuma.
Hurricane-force winds and tidal surges have killed at least seven people in northern Europe, flooded parts of Hamburg and left thousands of homes without electricity.
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A police officer who falsely told an alleged rape victim her case had been dropped - leading her to attempt to take her own life - is jailed.
The director of the new Nelson Mandela film describes how the premier was halted at the news of the former president's death.
Hundreds of BBC School Reporters around the UK give their reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela.
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A deliberate attempt to disrupt services at NatWest left some customers struggling to access online banking on Friday.
Public figures across Scotland pay their tributes to Nelson Mandela, the founder of post-apartheid South Africa.
Up to 200 homes and businesses have been flooded in Whitby in North Yorkshire.
UK energy supplier E.On announces average dual fuel bill increase of 3.7% from January 2014
The Environment Agency urges people to "remain vigilant" after a tidal surge hit the east coast of Britain.
An MP who had pressed the prime minister at PMQs for action over fixed-odd betting machines managed to vote the wrong way in Parliament.
A special ceremony for people whose lives have been influenced by Nelson Mandela is to be held at Westminster, sources say, as David Cameron signs a book of condolences.
MOTD's Gary Lineker takes a look at the eight seeded teams England could face in the group stage of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
Chancellor George Osborne rejects claims the UK's economic recovery is based solely on a boom in consumer spending and house prices.
Think tank the Institute for Fiscal Studies warns that the increased growth announced in the Autumn Statement is just expected growth arriving early.