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Lewis Hamilton says his second world title feels more important to him than the first he won with McLaren in 2008.
Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.
Veteran sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston praises the "warm and friendly" reception he received after claiming third place in his class of the singlehanded transatlantic Route du Rhum race.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he takes full responsibility for his side's third straight Premier League defeat.
England women are comprehensively beaten by clinical Germany in front of a record 45,619 Wembley crowd.
Formula One racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart hails Lewis Hamilton's world championship win in Abu Dhabi as "a great victory".
Charing Cross station in central London was closed for about two hours following a fire on a train.
Britain's Lewis Hamilton clinches his second drivers' world championship with a comfortable victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Tunisians are voting in the country's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring"
EU migration has "blown off course" the UK's target to cut net migration to the tens of thousands, the home secretary says.
A suicide bomber in east Afghanistan kills at least 45 people at a volleyball match, as Afghan MPs approve security deals with Nato and the US.
A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.
Crystal Palace score two late goals as they win 3-1 against Liverpool, who suffer their third successive league defeat.
Workers at a tea plantation in eastern India beat and stab the owner to death in a row over pay arrears.
Australia beat South Africa by two wickets to win the one-day international series 4-1 and go top of the world rankings.
London's Charing Cross station reopens after a fire on a train, with some passengers describing panic and fears of a bomb.
Four or five terror plots have been stopped this year, compared with an average one a year in recent years, Britain's most senior police officer says.
Islamist militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram kill 48 fishermen in an attack near the border with Chad, reports from the area say.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand attends a ceremony to confirm two government ministers in Bangkok, quashing speculation about his health.
Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.