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The Chancellor George Osborne announces annual funding of £90m over five years for the UK to collaborate with emerging nations.
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Firefighters in England and Wales announce another round of strike action in their dispute with the government over pensions.
The flight instructor who was the inspiration for the female love interest in the film Top Gun has become acting deputy head of the Pentagon.
Fast-food workers in nearly 100 cities across the US are planning to hold a 24-hour strike in protest at low wages on Thursday, organisers say.
The US economy grew at an annual pace of 3.6% in the third quarter of the year, revised figures show.
A teacher, believed to be an American national, is shot dead in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, local officials say.
The men accused of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby in south-east London chose him because he was "the soldier that was spotted first", the Old Bailey hears.
Fears grow over plight of Pearl the pig
Pope Francis is to set up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church and offer help to victims.
High winds and flooding in parts of country
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Russian TV commentator suggests wintry conditions have sparked the pro-European Union street protests in Kiev.
John Simpson on the changing face of world's superpowers
Chinese financial regulators have banned the nation's banks from handling transactions involving the Bitcoin virtual currency.
Send in the questions you would like to put to this year's Nobel prize winners.
Michel Platini, head of European governing body Uefa, calls for yellow cards to be replaced by a sin-bin in football.
Former Saturday Night Live regular Kristen Wiig and Girls creator Lena Dunham are among the US comedy stars who will be seen in a more serious guise at next year's Sundance Film Festival.
The UK government wants to make Britain a world leader in developing autonomous vehicles.
Ex-Sun editor Rebekah Brooks agreed a payment of £4,000 to a soldier at Sandhurst in return for a picture of Prince William in a bikini, the Old Bailey hears.