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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he has proof that Monday's massive power cuts were caused by "right-wing" saboteurs.
The chancellor will bid to boost companies and High Streets by capping increases in business rates in Thursday's Autumn Statement, the BBC learns.
A pub offers free overnight accommodation - in a tent - to over-the-limit patrons in an effort to prevent drinking and driving.
Three stadiums being built for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil will not be ready for the deadline of the end of the year, according to Fifa.
Parents whose children committed suicide after taking an anti-acne medication have been lobbying MPs about the drug.
Some of England's poorest teenagers have suffered "stealth" cuts to grants aimed at helping them stay in education, says a group of charities.
The government must allow councils in England and Wales to borrow more money to spend on building so they can tackle housing shortages, a report says.
A reported deal between Chinese firm Huawei and South Korea, which could see it help develop the country's broadband network, prompts US concerns.
Archive of hundreds of Rolling Stones photos goes on show
Armando Iannucci on his two decades with Partridge
The teenagers who anonymously bully themselves online
Food poverty in the UK has now become such a big problem that it should be seen as a "public health emergency", a group of health experts says.
Patients at the Royal Free Hospital in London are testing a device that provides relief from a common side-effect of liver disease.
The head of the Lebanese Shia militant group Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia was behind last month's blasts near Iran's embassy in Beirut.
Swedish children's toilet show drawn into Ukraine-EU row
Our regular column covering the deaths of significant - but lesser-reported - people in the past month.
Police brutality in Egypt 'continuing unchecked'
Bomb makers 'working on new devices' aimed at West
The Charity Commission's competence is questioned following the publication of a highly critical report by a spending watchdog.
The US SpaceX company has launched its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida.