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City of London Police crack down on pirate sites and ask companies to stop advertising on them.
England lack the "desire and heart" to compete with Australia in the Ashes, says former batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
Matteo Renzi resoundingly wins the leadership of Italy's centre-left Democratic Party, making him a leading candidate to be the next prime minister.
A gold medal won by the American athlete Jesse Owens has sold at auction for almost $1.5m, setting a new record.
Toys are increasingly being marketed for adults as well as children and with Christmas approaching, it is predicted to be an exceptionally profitable year for manufacturers.
President Vladimir Putin abolishes the country's state-owned news agency RIA Novosti in a surprise decree.
Disney animation Frozen topples Hunger Games: Catching Fire on the US box office chart in its second week of release.
Some of the UK's biggest supermarkets may consider increasing their prices north of the border, should Scotland vote for independence next year.
Iain Duncan Smith rejects claims his flagship welfare policy will miss key targets and insists the IT system underpinning it "seems to be absolutely fine".
Personal-genetics company 23andMe says it is "not going anywhere", after the Food and Drug Administration ordered it to stop marketing-spit testing kits.
Four weeks ago a typhoon ripped through the city of Tacloban in the Philippines, claiming lives, destroying homes and ruining livelihoods.
How Ethiopia trained Mandela in guerrilla warfare
Three people have died in a house fire in Bolton, police confirm.
Former Premiership footballer DJ Campbell is among six people being questioned in connection with allegations of fixing in football matches, the BBC understands.
Thousands of protesters remain in the centre of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, blocking streets outside government offices after a giant rally.
South Africa's parliament is to meet to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, as world leaders prepare for Tuesday's memorial service.
Seventy opposition activists, including nine former MPs, are acquitted of storming the parliament building in the Gulf state of Kuwait two years ago.
Eight leading technology firms including Google and Facebook call for "wide-scale changes" to US government surveillance.
A commuter train collides with a vehicle in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, causing parts of the train to burst into flames.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino hails a power-sharing deal with key Muslim rebels but warns "contentious" issues still need to be resolved.