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The storm surge that swept across the UK has taken its toll on many lifeboat stations, where crews were on standby to rescue stranded residents.
Prince Charles visits the scene where nine people died when a police helicopter crashed into a Glasgow pub.
Hurricane-force winds and tidal surges kill at least seven people in northern Europe, flood parts of Hamburg and leave thousands without power.
Vulnerable elderly people may have been ripped off by home security system suppliers acting as a price-fixing cartel, regulators say.
Egypt's interior ministry says it will no longer allow visits to Mohammed Morsi, who has been detained since being deposed as president in July.
British pianist Stan Tracey, one of the greats of the jazz world, dies at the age of 86.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is confident he will get things right at Old Trafford after an unimpressive start.
Muhammad Ali, Pele and Tiger Woods lead tributes to South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95.
Seven cliff-top homes are badly damaged as the largest tidal surge in 60 years batters the east coast of England.
A man pleads guilty to the double murder of his former partner and her baby son.
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Severe weather is affecting Britain, with thousands evacuated due to a tidal surge along the east coast and snow alerts in place in Scotland.
Even before he was released from prison, Nelson Mandela identified sport as a way of achieving peace, writes David Bond
A former Royal Marine who murdered an insurgent in Afghanistan says he is "devastated" at being given a life sentence.
Rhyl residents are rehoused after properties were flooded when streets were inundated with sea water caused by a storm surge.
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Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman has been sentenced to life in prison by a court martial for murdering an insurgent in Afghanistan.
The Ukrainian and Russian presidents hold surprise talks on a "strategic partnership treaty" a week after Ukraine shelved a key deal with the EU.
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Hurricane-force winds and tidal surges have killed at least seven people in northern Europe, flooded parts of Hamburg and left thousands of homes without electricity.