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Three people have died in a house fire in Bolton, police confirm.
Former Premiership footballer DJ Campbell is among six people being questioned in connection with allegations of fixing in football matches, the BBC understands.
Thousands of protesters remain in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, blocking streets outside government offices after a giant rally.
South Africa's parliament is to meet to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, as world leaders prepare for Tuesday's memorial service.
Seventy opposition activists, including nine former MPs, are acquitted of storming the parliament building in the Gulf state of Kuwait two years ago.
Eight leading technology firms including Google and Facebook call for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.
A commuter train collides with a vehicle in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, causing parts of the train to burst into flames.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino hails a power-sharing deal with key Muslim rebels but warns "contentious" issues still need to be resolved.
Volkswagen is to stop making the Kombi and a motoring era is coming to an end.
A commuter train has collided with a truck carrying gas canisters in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta.
Pro-EU protesters have camped out in Ukraine's capital overnight, seeking the resignation of the country's government.
A spectacular debut by a new party stirs Indian politics
The mystery of one of the strangest landscape features on the planet - Mima mounds - is solved, scientists say.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will dissolve parliament and call an election after sustained protests in Bangkok.
China takes another step loosening its grip on interest rates as it allows banks to trade deposits with each other at market-determined rates.
Artist Kadir Nelson on how he approached a painting challenge
Metro Manila, a crime caper set in the Philippines, is named best film and picks up two other honours at the British Independent Film Awards.
Aid agencies paid Somalia's al-Shabab militants for access to areas under their control during the 2011 famine, two think tanks say.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra says she will dissolve parliament and call elections, after sustained protests in the capital, Bangkok.
Florence mayor Matteo Renzi wins Democratic Party leadership