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The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million in the three months to November, official figures show.
A key report says fracking should not go ahead at two sites in Lancashire.
Some women may find medical procedures more painful if their partners are present, a small study suggests.
Actor Brian Blessed collapses while playing King Lear in an apparent heart scare, but later returns to complete the show.
Older people in England are being left "high and dry" by councils cutting back on the care and support they provide, Age UK says.
India's rising tiger population is good news, but a lot needs to be done to stabilise it.
Myanmar says it is investigating a speech by a Buddhist monk in which he insulted a UN rapporteur who called for rights for Muslims.
The NRL apologises for asking players to choose their favourite profanities and then publishing responses on its website.
A Palestinian man is shot and injured by security officers after stabbing at least 10 people in an attack on a Tel Aviv bus, Israeli police say.
Researchers have created a program that is unbeatable in the game of Texas hold 'em poker.
Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin is buying a 20% stake in Spanish football club Atletico Madrid as he looks to diversify his business empire.
Man Utd warned off PSG defender, Everton rule out Lennon swap, Milner set for Man City exit, plus more.
It is "incomprehensible" independent monitoring of death certificates has not been introduced, 15 years after Harold Shipman's conviction, says a pathologist.
China says four district officials have been sacked over a stampede on New Year's Eve in Shanghai that left 36 people dead.
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Second seed Maria Sharapova survives a huge scare at the Australian Open, saving two match points to beat Alexandra Panova.
Australian authorities detain a man sentenced to death in Malaysia for the murder a Mongolian woman in 2006, local media say.
Afghan journalists face increasing dangers
The leader of Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen says the country is at a critical moment, hours after his forces shelled the president's home.
US President Barack Obama has declared an end to the financial crisis and pledged economic policies to benefit all Americans, in his annual State of the Union address to Congress.