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Prime Minister David Cameron has said a "historic" deal reached by global trade ministers could be worth $1bn (£600m) a year to British business.
French troops in the Central African Republic are expanding their operations, in an effort to restore order following sectarian fighting.
A cortege bearing Nelson Mandela's body will travel through Pretoria for three days ahead of his burial, the South African government says.
An appeals court in Egypt releases seven girls who were given jail sentences last month over their protest in support of ousted President Morsi.
The BBC's Richard Galpin reports on how foreign jihadist fighters are using safe houses in southern Turkey to cross into Syria to fight against government forces.
North Korean TV reportedly removes footage of a powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong-un from a documentary, following reports of his dismissal.
Russia says differences with Ukraine on reducing the price of Russian gas have been narrowed after talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.
Two men are arrested in western India over the killing in August of Narendra Dabholkar, who campaigned against "fraudulent practices" by gurus.
England are in grave danger of suffering a 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia, says former captain Michael Vaughan.
A man is charged with murder after a man fell from the balcony of an eighth-floor flat in Coventry.
The first of the funerals for the nine victims of the Glasgow helicopter crash is taking place.
Flights at airports in the UK and the Irish Republic are being delayed because of a technical problem at Swanwick air traffic control centre in Hampshire.
Tiger Woods equals the course record with a 62 for a two-shot lead from Zach Johnson at the World Challenge in California.
Diplomacy with Iran over its nuclear programme must be backed by military power, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel tells Gulf leaders.
England face a second humiliating defeat after Mitchell Johnson sparks a stunning collapse and Australia secure a 530-run lead.
Foreign jihadist fighters, including Britons, are using safe houses in southern Turkey to go to Syria to fight against government forces, the BBC has learnt.
Mexican authorities have detained six men suspected of stealing a truck carrying medical equipment, including a radioactive element.
A minute's applause in honour of former South African President Nelson Mandela is to be held later before kick-off at Premier League football matches.
US President Barack Obama presides over the lighting of the national Christmas tree in Washington DC