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Two people are missing and a man has been arrested after a major blaze at a Stafford fireworks warehouse that left two people in hospital.
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa in a robbery.
Victims' groups tell Home Office officials they are "unanimous" in their view that the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse should resign.
The Scottish Labour party is now seeking both a new leader and a new deputy leader following the resignation of Anas Sarwar.
An 82-year-old man is jailed for life for murdering his partner and her daughter who he shot at close range at his puppy farm in Surrey.
A paediatrician from Greater Manchester admits grooming children online and sexually abusing young boys.
Alcohol should have a calorie content label in order to reduce obesity, according to public health doctors.
Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.
The chief executive of NHS Grampian, which has been embroiled in a staffing controversy, announces his early retirement.
Bottles of whisky have been removed from shops for containing high levels of antifreeze ingredient propylene glycol. How often is it used?
The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.
British banks may have to hold more funds to guard against the risk of a future economic downturn, the Bank of England has proposed.
Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.
Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.
A Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer before leading authorities on a seven-week manhunt is charged with murder.
A hammer-wielding robber takes the ceremonial chains of the mayor of Bury in a violent attack.
Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.