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The Foreign Office says it is investigating reports that two British Jihadis have been killed during fighting in Syria.
Staffordshire Police has tweeted that a nationwide problem with the non-emergency 101 phone line has now been resolved.
The wife of slain British aid worker Alan Henning has told a memorial service that he was murdered for being "selfless and caring".
Police have been given more time to question a 19-year-old man arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of "preparing for acts of terrorism".
Al Shabab militants have hijacked a bus in Kenya, with gunmen singling out 28 non-Muslims and shooting them dead, according to police.
Chewing gum manufacturers must help pay the multimillion-pound bill for cleaning the country's streets, councils have demanded.
Scientists will attempt to grow food in space as part of a project it is hoped will lead to crops being cultivated on the Moon and Mars.
Fourteen people have been injured after a suspected gas blast in the basement of a five-star hotel in central London.
Nigel Farage has said there could be more defections to his party over the coming days following UKIP's success in the Rochester and Strood by-election.
Christmas TV adverts are now playing with consumers' emotions rather than just telling them to buy their products, according to an advertising expert.
The first group of NHS volunteers is heading to Sierra Leone to help battle the Ebola virus which has left thousands dead in west Africa.
An American man who travelled to the UK and attacked a brother and sister with a knife after meeting them through online gaming has been jailed for life.
British hostage John Cantlie has talked about a failed attempt to rescue him in a new video released by Islamic State.
Italy's finance minister has said he expects the European Central Bank (ECB) to embark on the purchase of government bonds in a bid to pep up demand in the eurozone.
UKIP's two MPs felt the wrath of "Beast of Bolsover" Dennis Skinner as they sat in the Commons following the party's by-election victory.
Paris prosecutors are investigating the disappearance of a North Korean student linked to political rivals of leader Kim Jong-Un, a judicial source said.
Former News Of The World editor Andy Coulson has been released from prison having served less than five months of an 18-month sentence for phone hacking.
Sheffield United's co-chairman is "angry and upset" the club has been forced to retract its offer allowing Ched Evans to train.
Leaders at a French summer camp are being investigated after photos were found of them mimicking hostage executions and scenes of torture, local authorities have said.
Republicans have excoriated President Barack Obama's go-it-alone move to lift the threat of deportation for nearly five million US residents.
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