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West Midlands Police issues an alert after receiving an anonymous warning of a threat to kidnap and kill a serving officer.
A senior Korean Air executive resigns after delaying a plane's take-off because she was angry at how she had been served nuts.
A Dutch explorer who has driven to the South Pole in a tractor says she has achieved "an impossible dream".
The American Film Institute picks its top 11 films of 2014, including Boyhood, Birdman, Unbroken and Interstellar.
A South African judge is set to rule on whether prosecutors can appeal against what they call the "shockingly low" sentence on Oscar Pistorius.
A court in the German city of Cologne throws out the case of an 89-year-old man accused over an infamous Nazi massacre of civilians in France.
Firefighters across England are on a one-day strike as part of a long-running row over pensions.
Zimbabwe's Vice-President Joyce Mujuru rejects accusations against her of treachery and corruption as "unfounded" and "ridiculous".
Scientists working on Nasa's Curiosity rover think they can now explain why there is a huge mountain at the robot's landing site in Mars' Gale Crater.
British police arrive in Portugal to observe interviews with 11 people as part of their inquiries into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
A new fund to pay for innovative cancer drugs, surgery and radiotherapy would be set up if Labour comes to power.
Bookmakers slash odds on Mark Ronson becoming Christmas Number One, after his single is rush-released following Fleur East's X Factor performance.
Hoverfly kissing a thistle takes ecology photo prize
Germany says Europe must help shoulder rising asylum numbers
Tesco shares plunge after the supermarket group warns full-year profits will be substantially below market expectations.
A New Zealand company says it has developed the jetpack into a viable commercial venture and it is aiming to list on the Australian stock exchange.
Seven students of imprisoned Uighur academic Ilham Tohti have been convicted of separatism and jailed, a lawyer for Tohti says.
Afghan-Pakistani alliance boosted by victories, says Ahmed Rashid
A new campaign launched in Tanzania aims to protect albino people after a rise in the number of them being murdered.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have attended a basketball game in New York as about 200 people demonstrated nearby against incidents of police violence in the US.