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The Argos website blocks access to some users after "technical issues" that arose following a revamp to the retailer's site.
The owner of a jewellery business says its Pandora Christmas collection has been stolen during a burglary in Craigavon, County Armagh.
Almost 650 children reported missing in Greater Manchester in 2014 were at risk of child sexual exploitation or serious harm, a report suggests.
Zambia's President Michael Sata, 77, dies in London, where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness, the government says.
Venezuela is recalling its ambassador to Spain a week after the Spanish prime minister called for the release of a Venezuelan opposition leader.
Fears grow that a flood at a Turkish mine may have drowned 18 workers as the president and prime minister prepare to visit the scene.
Nicky Morgan, the education secretary and equalities minister, says she has changed her mind and now supports same-sex marriage.
The Home Office has "failed to deal" with the UK's backlog of asylum cases, with 29,000 applications dating back at least seven years still unresolved, MPs warn.
The government is failing to abide by its military covenant with armed forces veterans not getting the care they need, medical experts say.
Members of China's top political advisory body have voted to kick out Hong Kong tycoon James Tien for his criticism of Chief Executive CY Leung.
A 21-year-old man is arrested in Hackney, east London, on suspicion of assisting another person to commit acts of terrorism.
The body of a man is found impaled on railings in west London.
An unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded during its launch from the US state of Virginia.
A London skatepark is awarded Grade II listing, becoming the first of its kind to be listed in Europe.
Electing leaders via a lottery may be a crazy idea, but it is being carried out now, says a Belgian academic.
A London-based NFL team could be worth more than £100m a year to the UK, according to a new report.
A 1970s skatepark in Essex has been given Grade 2 listed status by English Heritage, joining the ranks of stately homes and ancient monuments.
Elaine Roberts from the Stroke Association tells the BBC how to spot the signs of a stroke.
The children beaten and forced to work on farms
Thousands of migrants attempt to cross the Mediterranean sea to get into Europe, and some need saving from dangerous vessels.