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Osborne aims to put Labour on spot with benefits and tax moves
Microsoft launches the Xbox One in China to become the first major console maker to enter a potentially lucrative market.
China editor Carrie Gracie asks if Hong Kong's finance workers believe China's claim that protests will harm its economy.
Ashraf Ghani is sworn in as Afghanistan's new president under a unity deal with his rival, ending months of deadlock over a disputed election.
Spain's government asks the country's constitutional court to declare Catalonia's planned independence referendum illegal.
The Ferguson shipyard in Port Glasgow wins its first ferry building contract since being rescued from closure.
A minibus driver pleads guilty to causing the death of a teenager in a crash on the M62 in West Yorkshire as he drove a group of women to a hen party.
The DUP says it is not prepared to move forward with inter-party talks until a decision is made on an inquiry into parades in north Belfast.
MEPs begin questioning each new European Commissioner in turn at public hearings, putting EU policies under close scrutiny.
Three people including a child are killed by a "monster truck" at a motor show in the east of the Netherlands.
A woman shot dead by her husband had told police she was scared of her estranged husband and that he had been following her, a watchdog has found.
The EU is expected to accuse Apple of benefiting from illegal state aid through its tax arrangements in Ireland.
A 5 live caller describes the "dreadful situation" he faced when his partner decided to stop cancer treatment.
Residents of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, are feeling safer and more optimistic than they were a year ago, a survey says.
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters block Hong Kong's streets, shutting down its business hub and ignoring appeals to leave.
Lloyds Banking Group dismisses eight staff members following an investigation into the manipulation of some key interest rates set in London.
The photo-sharing platform, owned by Facebook, has reportedly been blocked in China following protests in Hong Kong.
The Aldi supermarket chain posts a big rise full-year profits as its market share continues to grow, and 2014 looks to be an even better year.
Hundreds of people are at a memorial service for teacher Ann Maguire who was stabbed to death at a Leeds school
Three people are killed and many others injured as a "monster truck" ploughs into onlookers at a motor show in the Netherlands.