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The British embassy in Cairo suspends public services for security reasons, a Foreign Office spokeswoman confirms.
A Harley Street dental surgeon stares danger in the mouth to operate on a tiger's chipped teeth.
The US says it has released six men held at Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of ties to al-Qaeda and has sent them to Uruguay for resettlement.
The Conservatives must "come clean" about future spending plans, Deputy PM Nick Clegg tells the BBC - as Chancellor George Osborne accuses him of planning "hefty income tax rises".
Alia Atkinson wins Jamaica's first-ever gold in the 100m breaststroke at the World Short Course Championships in Doha.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel accuses Russia of interfering in countries seeking closer EU ties, in a newspaper interview.
Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez is banned from bowling in international cricket because of an illegal action.
US forces who tried to free hostage Luke Somers from al-Qaeda in Yemen did not know the identity of his fellow detainee, a US official says.
The husband of a nurse who killed herself after taking a prank call to medical staff treating the Duchess of Cambridge says he was consoled by a letter from Prince William.
The operators of an amusement ride which was shut down after its carriages crashed into each other with people on board insists it is safe.
More help is needed to prevent UK families going hungry, the Archbishop of Canterbury says ahead of a parliamentary report on the issue.
North Korea denies hacking into the computer system at Sony Pictures over a film depicting the country's leader - but praises the attack itself as "righteous".
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, detained in Iran for more than four months, is formally charged with unspecified crimes.
US Republicans increase their majority in the Senate after a runoff in Louisiana from the mid-term elections ends in defeat for the Democrats.
A Cuban doctor who recovered from Ebola after receiving experimental treatment in Switzerland is welcomed back to Havana.
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Hundreds of thousands take shelter as Typhoon Hagupit sweeps across the eastern Philippines, toppling trees and threatening coastal areas.
More than 100,000 people are expected to attend a fireworks display celebrating Clifton Suspension Bridge's 150th anniversary later, organisers say.