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A former British soldier and another British man are fighting with Kurdish troops in Syria against Islamic State (IS) militants, it has emerged.
A law forcing communications firms to pass on details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.
Lewis Hamilton's overdue second title shows his ability as a driver is at a level very few ever get close to, writes Andrew Benson.
A newborn baby boy is found abandoned in a drain in Sydney, Australia, by passing cyclists, police say.
A supermarket price war is behind a sharp rise in the number of firms involved in food production folding, new research claims.
F1 world champion's second title in number and pop-rap lyrics
Polls close after Tunisia's first presidential election since the Arab Spring, with two frontrunners claiming a narrow victory with a run-off likely.
One woman's journey from a village to death in the big city
Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart after selling more than 312,000 copies last week.
The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus, Kenya's deputy president says.
Coach Mark Sampson believes England learned lessons from the 3-0 defeat by two-time world champions Germany.
Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.
Veteran sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston praises the "warm and friendly" reception he received after claiming third place in his class of the singlehanded transatlantic Route du Rhum race.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he takes full responsibility for his side's third straight Premier League defeat.
A British man is crowned World Scrabble Champion after winning the final of the five-day competition in London.
Formula One racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart hails Lewis Hamilton's world championship win in Abu Dhabi as "a great victory".
Charing Cross station in central London was closed for about two hours following a fire on a train.
Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet to seal Switzerland's first Davis Cup triumph, then dedicates the victory to his team.
More than £2,300 is raised by a fundraiser to support the search for a man who went missing on a stag weekend in Prague.
A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.