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Former US vice-president defends CIA interrogation programme
A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.
Greek's economy faces "irreparable" damage from the ongoing political crisis, the boss of its central bank has warned.
World number one Rory McIlroy calls for a faster version of golf in a bid to attract young players to the sport.
While Daniel Craig has been filming some of the first scenes of the next James Bond adventure Spectre in London cyber hackers have managed to steal and leak an early draft of the film's script.
Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.
Denmark makes a claim to the UN, arguing the area around the North Pole is linked to the continental shelf of Greenland, its autonomous territory.
The families of nine of the 26 people killed in a 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have filed a lawsuit against a rifle manufacturer.
Telecoms giant BT is in exclusive talks to buy EE - Britain's largest mobile network group - for £12.5bn.
Rangers and shareholder Mike Ashley are accused of breaching SFA rules over dual ownership.
Belarusian online opposition group launches campaign to make a wizard president.
BBC News assesses Islamic radicalism in Australia - in 90 seconds.
History came back to haunt Europe in 2014, not least with Russia's intervention in Ukraine, the BBC's Europe editor Gavin Hewitt writes.
How Iraq's Jalawla changed with ousting of Islamic State
A toddler is left pinned between a table and a wall when a stolen car crashes into her Salford home.
Angelina Jolie says the US must "lead the way" against torture in its policies, following a report revealing the CIA's "brutal" treatment of terror suspects.
Armed police storm a cafe in Sydney, Australia, ending a siege by a gunman identified as an Iranian refugee who took dozens of hostages.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismisses EU criticism of recent mass arrests of journalists, urging the EU to "mind its own business".
Northern Soul collectors dig deep as the 'rarest record in the world', Darrell Banks' classic Open The Door To Your Heart, is auctioned online.
A male northern white rhinoceros named Angalifu has died at the San Diego Zoo in California, leaving only five of the species in the entire world.