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An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people and infected dozens of others, the World Health Organization says.
My family was deported while I was at school
Iran's foreign minister says he has heard "no new ideas" as talks with world powers on Tehran's nuclear programme stretch into the evening.
US Vice-President Joe Biden, on a visit to Kiev, warns Russia of "greater isolation" as Ukraine marks a year since the start of its revolution.
As Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg prepare for one final battle, Andrew Benson finds out how each driver may be feeling.
Eight people have been injured by a stray firework that fell in to the crowd during a display to switch on the Christmas lights in Salisbury.
Ed Miliband says a Labour MP who quit her role after tweeting a picture of a house with three England flags and a white van parked outside "conveyed a sense of disrespect".
Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.
A man who was stabbed 40 times by serial killer Joanna Dennehy dies.
Two men die and at least six other people are injured as part of a balcony collapses in west London.
A service is held marking the 40th anniversary of bomb attacks on two Birmingham pubs which killed 21 people.
Lewis Hamilton says his "spectacular" Mercedes is the best F1 car he has driven as he builds up to the title-deciding Abu Dhabi GP.
UK troops take part in the largest British armoured exercise in Europe since 2008.
Residents of part of New York State who are battling "historic" levels of snow fear flooding as the heavy snowfall begins to melt.
Nigel Farage says UKIP can become a major force at next year's general election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election.
Decorations on a town's Christmas tree, described as a "total mess" and "gaudy", are changed.
Richie McCaw says he is thinking only about beating Wales, despite the match on Saturday being his 100th as captain of the All Blacks.
Aviva and Friends Life are in talks about a possible £5.6bn merger deal, the two insurance companies have said.
Two men die and six other people are injured in an incident in Cadogan Square, Knightsbridge where a sofa was being moved through a balcony window.
The chairman and co-founder of Twitter is in London for the global launch of his new company 'Square'.