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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
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.