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A 17-year-old is arrested after a boxing world title contender suffered a fractured skull tackling two alleged burglars at a neighbour's home.
There will be a fresh wave of strikes across the NHS in England in new year, it has been announced.
Photo-sharing app Instagram has removed millions of accounts believed to be posting spam, angering many legitimate users.
Breathtaking aerial views from Salisbury Cathedral are filmed by workers at the top of Britain's tallest spire.
Cathedral conservators film themselves scaling Britain's highest spire to repair weather meter.
A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench, from instructions sent up in an email.
Nigeria's government said it is "outraged and deeply saddened" after militants attacked a remote village and reportedly kidnapped about 200 people.
Kenyan president signs controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
A controversial garden bridge is to be built across the River Thames as the Mayor of London approves the scheme.
Pressures in A&E units in England have hit record levels while Wales and Northern Ireland also perform poorly, figures show.
Former model Mandy Rice-Davies, one of the main figures in the 1960s Profumo affair, has died from cancer at the age of 70, her publicist says.
An 18-year-old man is taken to hospital after being shot twice in the leg at a fast food outlet in west Belfast.
As 2014 draws to a close, the BBC's Carrie Gracie looks back on China's year and asks if the country has achieved its "dream".
BBC Sport's Jeremy Guscott looks ahead to Saturday's East Midlands and West Country derbies in the Premiership.
Brutal police budget cuts are stretching policing to dangerous levels, the Gwent police and crime commissioner warns.
Saracens call for the Premiership wage cap to be abolished and say they have the backing of six other top-flight teams.
Ex-Aston Villa assistant manager Roy Keane's doorstep chat with Tom Cleverley was civilised, says Paul Lambert.
An off-duty police officer dies and two other men are injured in an assault in Liverpool city centre.
A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.