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Almost five billion mobile phone location records are logged by the NSA every day, reports the Washington Post.
Peru has become the world's biggest producer of coca, which is the main component in the production of cocaine and most of that drug comes to Europe.
Ex-Sun editor Rebekah Brooks agreed a payment of £4,000 to a member of the armed forces for a picture of Prince William in a bikini, the Old Bailey hears.
Two people have been killed after a powerful storm cut across Scotland and then moved south.
The chancellor says the UK economy is bouncing back but the recovery is "not yet done" - and millions must wait longer for a state pension.
TV cook Nigella Lawson tells a court she is "not proud" of having used drugs, on the second day of her evidence at the trial of her personal assistants.
Duncan Kennedy looks at the car tax disc and its history after the Chancellor announced that they are to go electronic and vanish from car windscreens
The embattled mayor of Canada's largest city Toronto, Rob Ford, denies trying to buy a video which apparently showed him smoking crack cocaine.
High winds and flooding in parts of country
India's Supreme Court says that it will take no action against retired judge AK Ganguly, accused of sexual misconduct by one of his interns.
Hundreds of people are forced to leave their homes after high tides and gale force winds batter north Wales.
More than 100 people are confirmed dead in fighting in the Central African Republic as the UN backs French plans to join a peacekeeping force.
Members of the Ulster Volunteer Force shot a 24-year-old woman in east Belfast, the chief constable tells the Policing Board.
A plane landing at Birmingham Airport had to abort its landing after high winds blow the aircraft sidewards.
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Two footballers from non-league team Whitehawk FC are charged with conspiracy to defraud following a match-fixing investigation by the National Crime Agency.
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England manager Roy Hodgson insists he does not fear any other side in Friday's World Cup finals draw.
The Scottish government's budget will increase by £308m over the next two years, the chancellor announces.