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Thousands of police have moved on a large protest camp near Independence Square in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
How to thwart those trying to catch you out over Christmas
Parliament in Uruguay votes in favour of legalising the cultivation, consumption and distribution of marijuana - the first country to do so.
Networks of bus services in England and Wales could disappear due to funding cuts, warns a report by the Campaign for Better Transport.
President Francois Hollande defends France's military intervention in the Central African Republic, after two French soldiers were killed in Bangui.
A new model for Uganda's lack of schools
Criminals are discussing ways to produce a ransomware creation kit in order to further the spread of blackmailing malware.
Most regions of the UK are already in a house price bubble, according to an economics professor from Warwick University.
The public spending watchdog says England's flagship free school programme will cost at least three times the sum it was originally allocated.
The UK will aim to double funding for dementia research by 2025 from the £66m target for 2015, the prime minister says.
Manuel Pellegrini appears not to realise his Manchester City team were one goal from winning Champions League Group D.
The President of France, Francois Hollande, has visited the Central African Republic for talks with the transitional leadership, after two French soldiers were killed in the capital Bangui.
The US space agency releases an extraordinary new movie of Earth and the Moon moving through space together.
An agreement is reached on the US budget to avoid another government shutdown, according to Congressional official
Thirteen people plead guilty to disabling Paypal's servers in an attack that US authorities say was orchestrated by hacking collective Anonymous.
Phil Jones scores the winner to ease the pressure on manager David Moyes as Manchester United beat Shakhtar Donetsk.
US Secretary of State John Kerry defends the six-month nuclear deal with Iran before a sceptical panel of congressmen.
Manchester City finish as Group D runners-up despite staging a fine comeback to beat group winners Bayern Munich.
A constitutional reform which would allow Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega to run for a fourth term is adopted by the National Assembly.
US bank JP Morgan Chase files for a US patent to invent a payment system using "virtual cash", similar to emerging currency Bitcoin.