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Police in Los Angeles open an investigation into a woman's claims that actor Bill Cosby molested her when she was 15 years old.
Chinese ex-security chief Zhou Yongkang is arrested and expelled from the Communist Party for alleged corruption, state media report.
Lewis Hamilton says he will have to come back stronger in 2015 if he is to stay ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg.
Adnan el Shukrijumah, an al-Qaeda militant accused of planning to bomb trains in New York and London, is killed in Pakistan, officials say.
A charity owner who organised cataract surgery in India has been arrested after 10 of his patients were left at risk of partial sight loss.
The Duke of Cambridge will meet President Obama at the White House on Monday, during a three-day visit to the US with the Duchess of Cambridge.
Surveillance laws that allow police to access the phone records of individuals are not fit for purpose, the Home Affairs Select Committee says.
US and Yemeni forces launch an operation to rescue British-born US hostage Luke Somers who has been held by al-Qaeda militants, reports say.
Australia vice-captain Brad Haddin says the side needs fans' support as they prepare for next week's first Test against India.
British singer Sam Smith nets six Grammy nominations with other UK acts Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX and Coldplay also in the running.
Mighty fall in China's anti-corruption drive
Swiss hostage Lorenzo Vinciguerra esapes from Abu Sayyaf militants who have held him for nearly three years in the Philippines, officials say.
A US grand jury will consider charges in the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in New York City, as protests over other deaths continue.
The UK is establishing its first permanent military base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971.
MP's outburst at female colleague prompts online debate
The head of the police in Mexico City resigns after a series of often violent protests in the capital over the abduction of 43 students in Guerrero state.
Thousands of anti-government protesters clash with police in Haiti's capital Port-au-Prince, calling for overdue elections to be held.
Cycling down the plunging curves of Bolivia's 'road of death'
The distressing story of surviving a militant bus shooting in Kenya
Thousands of shops have failed to adapt their premises for disabled customers, with a fifth excluding wheelchair users, research finds.