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An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.
A draft resolution setting out a Palestinian timetable for a peace deal with Israel is submitted to the UN Security Council by Jordan.
Australian police say Sydney cafe attacker Man Haron Monis did not have a gun licence, though they initially told PM Tony Abbott he did.
The breakthrough in US-Cuban relations is prompting strong reactions from Cubans in Havana and exiles in the US.
Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
A major analysis of research quality, which will decide £2bn annual funding, suggests that London universities could soon "eclipse" Oxford and Cambridge.
As the end of 2014 draws near, Talking Movies' Tom Brook picks his top 10 films that have been released in the past year.
Actress America Ferrera red-faced
The negligible effects of George Osborne's negotiations on the extra payment to the EU.
Those on the left think new Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy could be about to take the party back to the days of Tony Blair, says the BBC's Mark Mardell.
Mark Urban explores the question of what the UK knew about rendition and interrogation techniques, in the wake of the US Senate report that criticised the CIA.
People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
Brit boozer goes dark in Los Angeles
Those who plan to spend the day working rather than celebrating
The boats of guns floating around the Indian Ocean
The ordinary Russians who have gone on crusade in Ukraine
A handy self-portrait device or a narcissistic vanity tool?
The buildings that would once have been impossible
The 46 children who made it to an unlikely nativity
EU leaders are to consider ways to unlock billions of euros of investment and policy on Russia, at a Brussels summit.