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Thousands of Ukrainian protesters remain outside parliament, as an opposition no-confidence motion against the government is defeated.
The government may extend the NHS pension scheme to private companies or charities who mainly look after health service patients.
A US federal judge rules Detroit should be granted bankruptcy protection and says controversial pension cuts could occur as a result.
Astounding footage is released showing the moment when Harrison Okene - who had been trapped for two-and-a-half days 30m underwater in a capsized boat - was rescued by divers.
The UN mission in DR Congo starts to deploy surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity - its first such operation.
The case against a former Miss Nottingham finalist, accused of selling gun parts illegally, is dropped.
A bomb blast in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, has killed at least four people, according to reports.
One Direction star Harry Styles attends this year's British Fashion Awards in London.
New parents shun state relationship help
German driver Nico Hulkenberg rejoins Force India for the 2014 Formula 1 season after signing a "multi-year" deal.
The boss of RBS has admitted the bank "has to do better" amid a day of disruption for many customers following a computer failure.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says his team needs to develop a stronger mental attitude to win the Premier League title.
The European Court of Human Rights holds the first open hearing about an alleged CIA prison in Poland used to interrogate terror suspects.
An inquest into the death of Chris Brown, who was shot dead by Raoul Moat, is told an inmate predicted he was a "lunatic" and would "end up killing somebody".
Photographs of the Queen on stage in pantomime are among "the most amazing royal archive", an auctioneer says.
A radioactive waste pipe is being removed from the garden of actress Helena Bonham Carter.
The family of a child awaiting heart surgery say they have been left "in limbo" without a decision on the future of the service in Belfast.
Plans to create the UK's first toll road for a decade are to be dropped, with the government set to fund it from general taxation instead.
Prime Minister David Cameron defends his trade mission to China after a leading Chinese newspaper casts doubt on the "sincerity" of his efforts to boost bi-lateral ties.
A fisherman who was dangling his foot in the water while in a kayak dies after being attacked by a shark off the Hawaiian island of Maui.