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Facebook launches legal action against an alleged spammer suspected of posting fake links to a supposed sex tape of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.
Old Bailey bomber Marian McGlinchey pleads guilty to providing a mobile phone linked to a Real IRA attack in which two soldiers were murdered.
Reasons for optimism after China's closed-door conclave
An artist "miraculously" escapes uninjured after two cows drop through the roof of her workshop.
Police in Turkey have arrested a suspected suicide bomber outside the prime minister's office, according to reports.
The UK's public finances improved in October, as a recovering economy and housing market boosted tax revenues, according to official figures.
A Boeing 747 Dreamlifter cargo plane lands at a minor Kansas airport, apparently by mistake.
At least 25 people have been killed in a car bomb attack north-east of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.
A court in Russia approves bail for a Briton arrested with 29 other people on a Greenpeace ship in the Arctic as other detainees leave custody.
The BBC gets a sneak preview of the latest technology on display at the Tokyo Motor Show.
Every ticket office on the London Underground is to shut by 2015 under plans that will see 750 jobs cut and a new 24-hour service at weekends.
Readers' photos on the theme of masks
England paceman Stuart Broad laughs off the stick he receives from Australian fans as he takes 5-65 on the first day of the Ashes.
The surviving members of comedy group Monty Python are to reveal their plans for a much-anticipated reunion plans later.
The Japanese coastguard and earthquake experts say a volcanic eruption has raised a new island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo.
The NSPCC and Channel 4's teen drama Hollyoaks are tackling "sexting". Here is advice from concerned parenting bloggers.
Ukrainian MPs reject a bill allowing the release of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, damaging Kiev's hopes of a trade deal with the EU.
A bus driver was ordered to drive to a police station in Londonderry with a bomb on board, says a Translink spokesman.
A US drone attack kills at least eight people at an Islamic seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
Dame Edna Everage and Robbie Williams are among the celebrities hosting shows throughout Radio 2's festive schedule, the station announces.