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US and British spies infiltrated online fantasy games in an effort to identify terrorist threats, according to media reports.
The US military is to help fly African Union peacekeeping troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic, officials say.
Hull striker Danny Graham scores against his former club Swansea as both sides earn a battling point in Wales.
The 85-year-old US citizen held in North Korea for more than a month, Merrill Newman, says his videotaped confession was given under duress.
David Cameron describes Nelson Mandela as a "towering figure" as he leads MPs in tributes to the late South African president.
Exercise throughout a person's life can play a significant role in reducing the risk of dementia, a study spanning 35 years finds.
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority sign a water co-operation pact aimed at one day replenishing the rapidly drying Dead Sea.
Former Premier League footballer DJ Campbell is among six people questioned in connection with allegations of fixing in football matches.
Ukrainian security forces are moving in on anti-government protesters and an opposition party, in a stand-off over government dealings with the EU.
A court in Somalia gives a suspended jail term to a 19-year-old woman who alleged she was raped, and fines the journalist who reported her story.
Wales and Lions star Leigh Halfpenny wins the BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality 2013 award after a public vote.
Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos is to be charged "with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs", the Crown Prosecution Service confirms.
Formula 1 will award double points at the final race from 2014 and introduce a cost cap from 2015 among other changes.
Ex-San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is sentenced to home confinement in connection with the sexual harassment scandal that saw him pushed from office.
French soldiers start taking weapons from fighters in the Central African Republic - and briefly trade fire with armed men unwilling to disarm.
A three-year-old boy dies in hospital after he was found in a garden pond near Llangollen.
An amnesty drafted by Russia's President Putin could free the two jailed Pussy Riot protesters and the Greenpeace Arctic 30 campaigners.
Thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo attend the state funeral of rumba star Tabu Ley Rochereau in the capital, Kinshasa.
Artist Damien Hirst submits plans to build 750 homes on land he owns in north Devon..
The father of a girl who was the victim of the grooming gang in Rochdale has said discovering the news was "like being hit with a sledgehammer".