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Several pedestrians have been killed after a bin lorry crashed into a group of people in George Square in Glasgow city centre.
Russia's former finance minister warns the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.
A north Wales children's entertainer pleads guilty to a string of charges relating to child abuse images and drug offences.
A third person involved in a cluster of cases of C. difficile at Edinburgh royal infirmary dies.
A grey seal found in a field in Merseyside is taken to a wildlife hospital "exhausted" after being rescued.
Sami Hyypia leaves his role as manager of Championship strugglers Brighton & Hove Albion after a run of one win in 18 league games.
Beji Caid Essebsi is confirmed as winner of Tunisia's first free presidential poll, but critics say this marks the return of the old regime.
China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report.
A man who admitted posting offensive comments on Facebook about an Edinburgh boy beaten to death by his mother is jailed for 12 months.
New York City's police chief backs Mayor Bill de Blasio after claims he had increased ill-feeling towards police prior to two officers being shot dead.
First Minister Peter Robinson says he believes that there is "real money on the table" from Westminster as cross-party talks continue at Stormont.
The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.
Three men are jailed and four others are given suspended sentences for dangerous driving following a head-on crash.
A massive €2.2bn (£1.7bn; $2.7bn) of prizes brings joy to thousands in Spain's famous "El Gordo" (The Fat One) lottery.
Hundreds of online supermarket shoppers have been experiencing frustrating technical problems amid the rush for Christmas.
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
A "selfish and manipulative" couple who denied killing their toddler are jailed for nine years, a sentence described as "disgusting".
Mark Wright, the winner of this year's Apprentice said he was "very confident" of success for his new business plans.
Jessie Burton's debut novel The Miniaturist comes top of a public vote to be named Specsavers Book of the Year.
The Football Association says it is aware of a reported row between Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston and a club supporter.