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Luxury goods once belonging to the ousted Tunisian leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his family have been put up for auction.
A Taliban suicide bomber has killed a senior provincial minister, Bashir Ahmad Bilour, and seven others at a political rally in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar.
The world's longest high-speed train route will start operating in China on Wednesday, between Beijing and Guangzhou, after the completion of final tests.
'One Pound Fish Man,' who has become an internet sensation, is waiting to see if he has netted the number one Christmas slot.
As the heavy rain and winds continue to sweep across many parts of the UK, the latest flooding marks the end of a year of extreme weather.
Staff and drinkers at a pub in Llancarfan, in the Vale of Glamorgan, have rescued a woman from the River Carfan before her car was washed away under a bridge.
For this year's Christmas Challenge, the BBC Breakfast presenters hit the velodrome to see who could cycle the fastest.
Congressman Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks to the BBC's Frank Gardner about US concerns over Syria's weapons.
A poetry reading project has had unexpected benefits for dementia sufferers.
A pensioner from Northern Ireland has finally had his home linked to the electricity grid - after nearly 30 years.
Discernable tensions are growing between the Muslim and Jewish communities in Toulouse following fatal shootings by Muslim mechanic Mohamed Merah in March
More loyalist protests have taken place in Belfast over plans to limit the number of days that the union flag flies over City Hall.
The US observes a moment of silence one week after the Connecticut school shooting, as a leading gun lobby group rejects calls for gun control.
Flooding and two trackside fires caused problems for thousands of people as the Christmas getaway began in earnest.
The number of food banks around Britain has almost doubled in the last year.
The US has observed a moment of silence for the 26 victims of the Connecticut school shooting, as a gun lobby group called for armed security at schools.
Thousands have gathered at Stonehenge in the UK to mark the winter solstice and key Mayan sites in Central America to mark the end of the Mayan calendar.
At least 39 people have been killed in fresh clashes between rival communities in the Tana River district of Kenya's Coast province, police say.
A news conference by the National Rifle Association was interrupted twice by anti-gun protesters carrying banners.
Gangnam Style has become the first video to clock up more than one billion views on YouTube.