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John Rebennack more popularly known as Dr John speaks to the BBC's Andrew Marr about voodoo rock
Iran's Supreme Court disbars hard-line former Tehran prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi and bans him from all government positions for five year.
The car that mounted a pavement in Glasgow and killed 11-year-old Sophie Brannan in a hit-and-run was hired, detectives reveal.
Too many patients in England are struggling to book appointments with GPs, according to the health watchdog.
Two men die after being hit by cars in separate accidents in Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire.
A man in his 40s dies at the scene of a house fire in Londonderry.
Inmates in England and Wales who carry out assaults or other serious crimes will face harsher measures from next year, the Ministry of Justice announces.
A man dressed up as Father Christmas robs a post office in Melbourne, Australia.
Six-time winner Roger Federer beats fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka to set up ATP World Tour Finals decider with Novak Djokovic.
This week, a conference on women's rights in London will look at ways of tackling slavery called Trust Women.
Sir John Major says the new deal over the European Union was not about "seeking to end free movement".
A prisoner is charged with the murder of another inmate at a Merseyside jail.
Former prime minister Sir John Major said the UK would not have a national health service without EU migrants.
Prison officers in England and Wales are to receive greater protection from violent inmates under new measures from the Ministry of Justice, as serious assaults are at a record high.
Tornado jets and their crews return to Norfolk after service over the skies of Afghanistan, ending a deployment that began in 2009.
A woman pedestrian is hit and killed by a car in Gravesend, north Kent.
'How concerning was England's performance?' BBC Sport's Phil McNulty answers your questions after the win over Slovenia.
A motorcyclist has died and another motorcyclist is in a critical condition in hospital following two separate crashes in Counties Antrim and Fermanagh.
Songs of Praise alters its traditional format to feature a broad range of Christian denominations.
More prisoners will "stay in prison for longer" if they assault staff, according to prisons minister Andrew Selous.