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James Harding, the BBC's news director, tells staff the corporation's output should "look and sound more like its audiences".
A database of more than two million stolen passwords for Facebook, Yahoo and others has been published online, a security firm has found.
A serving UK soldier is arrested and bailed under the Terrorism Act after a "suspicious device" was found at a Salford house last week.
A 21-year-old man admits raping and robbing a woman in a car park in Swansea.
The European Commission fines eight banks - including RBS - a total of 1.7bn euros for forming illegal cartels to rig benchmark interest rates.
What chance that major climate fund can reach target?
The government unveils its infrastructure spending plan for the next two decades, including £375bn of investment in energy, transport and communications.
South Africa's first black President, Nelson Mandela, 95, is putting up a courageous fight from his "deathbed", his daughter says.
PC Toby Rowland, the officer at centre of "Plebgate" row, is to sue former cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell for libel.
Google reveals it has taken over seven robotics companies and is hiring staff to develop products as part of a team led by its former Android chief.
A depiction of the fourth wise man by contemporary artist Peter Howson features on Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond's Christmas card.
Experts at the Air Accidents Investigation Branch begin their examination of the police helicopter that crashed in Glasgow.
A mass grave containing 21 bodies is found in Mali by investigators looking for soldiers who disappeared after last year's coup.
Jude Law's performance as Shakespeare's Henry V is crowned as a success by West End critics.
A proposed agreement has been reached between Royal Mail and the Communications Workers Union, the two sides announce.
A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) praises Japan for making progress in stabilising the Fukushima nuclear plant.
Novelist Manil Suri has won the 2013 Bad Sex in Fiction prize for his description of an erotic involving three characters.
Wales and British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland is named coach of the year at the 2013 UK Coaching Awards.
Ukraine's PM Mykola Azarov has called for an end to the "escalation of political tensions" and warned protesters against violating laws.
In winning the World Cup and Olympics, sports editor David Bond asks whether Brazil has bitten off more than it can chew