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Labour's former culture secretary Tessa Jowell says she plans to run for mayor of London in 2016 but will only declare her candidature after the general election.
A number of police forces are reporting the 101 contact number, designed for non-emergency issues, is down.
All four police forces in Wales are reporting the 101 contact number, designed for non-emergency issues, is down.
DUP leader Peter Robinson tells his party's annual conference "the prize at a Westminster election has never been greater" than next May's poll.
Indonesia's new President Joko Widodo takes an economy-class seat on the national carrier to go to Singapore for his son's high-school graduation.
US troops in Afghanistan will have a broader role than initially planned next year, as their combat mission draws to a close, US officials say.
Nico Rosberg goes fastest from team-mate Lewis Hamilton in final practice at the title-deciding Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand fails to appear for a scheduled event, raising fresh concerns about his health.
An investigation starts into a suspected gas explosion at a central London hotel that injured 14 people.
A mother from south London has persuaded Tesco to change the way it displays newspapers so that children cannot see words or images which she says may disturb them.
Police have been stopping passers-by in the Meadows area of Edinburgh exactly a week after a 19-year-old woman was raped there.
Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn believes England may benefit from being regarded as underdogs at the World Cup.
Newly-elected UKIP MP Mark Reckless accuses Nigel Farage of a U-turn over whether European migrants could stay in the UK if it left the EU.
Thames Valley Police believe a Northampton man who was found guilty of rape and knowingly infecting a woman with HIV is in Zimbabwe.
An 11-year-old boy dies after being hit by a car on the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road on Friday evening.
More than 150 weapons are handed over to police during a two-week amnesty.
A 19-year-old man is arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism, police say.
Suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab kill at least 28 people in an attack on a bus in northern Kenya, officials say.
The family of murdered aid worker Alan Henning say they are struggling to understand his death, ahead of a memorial service.
Some of the best Scrabble players from over 120 countries are in London competing to become World Champion and win a share of the prize money.