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Four men jailed over a failed plot to bomb the London transport network on 21 July 2005 lose an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights.
Camille Cosby speaks out for the first time to defend her husband against sexual assault allegations made by more than 15 women.
Ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry announces his retirement from football at the age of 37 after leaving New York Red Bulls.
South Korea's transport ministry says it will file a criminal probe against the Korean Air "nut rage" executive and take disciplinary measures against the airline.
A controversial march against "Islamisation of the West", and a big counter-demonstration, are held in the German city of Dresden.
The Co-operative Bank has failed a "stress test" carried out by the Bank of England to assess major UK lenders' ability to withstand another financial crisis.
The British embassy in Egypt reopens to the public after it was forced to close for security reasons in early December.
The Russian central bank announces a huge rise in its key interest rate - from 10.5% to 17% - to try to stem the rouble's rapid fall in value.
A suspected gunman is on the run after six people were shot dead and three wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.
a Bob Dylan super-fan was treated to a private performance by the singer at Philadelphia's Academy of Music.
A suspected gunman is on the run after six people are shot dead and one other wounded in the US state of Pennsylvania, police say.
Sam Smith, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran are all booked to play at the Brit Awards 2015 in February.
Chinese authorities have arrested a knife-wielding man who injured three people at a bus stop in Xinjiang, local media report.
China's factory activity is in contraction at the year-end, based on a private survey, reinforcing calls for more stimulus.
A US court rules that a law requiring porn actors in Los Angeles County to wear condoms does not infringe constitutional rights to free speech.
Researchers in Brazil discover "super-bacteria" in the sea waters where sailing and windsurfing events will be held during the 2016 Olympics.
Asian markets extend losses as Wall Street and oil prices continue to slump on worries about the global economy.
Gay Russians see big rise in homophobia
Self-made billionaire on how to do business in Africa
The government's flagship planning policy has seen "inappropriate and unwanted" housing development spring up across England, MPs have said.