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Huge numbers of Shia Muslims gathered in the Iraqi city of Karbala to mark the death of a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed.
Leading health experts say sanitation facilities in birth clinics need to be given greater priority in low-income countries to prevent maternal and newborn deaths.
The government vows to improve helplines for people seeking tax advice as a Which? survey finds almost 30% of callers to two lines were cut off.
Pundits, managers and football fans have their say on Gary Cahill's dive against Hull.
Bolivia's security forces are registering their overweight members after President Evo Morales complained too many were unfit.
At least 20 people - including 12 members of a landmine-clearing team - are killed in a series of attacks blamed on the Taliban in Afghanistan.
President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan claims victory over the International Criminal Court after it halts its Darfur war crimes investigations.
A glitch that caused disruption at UK airports has been rectified, the chief executive of Nats says, but improvements to its systems pose a "challenge".
Several suspected al-Qaeda militants, disguised as fully veiled women, are reportedly shot dead by Yemeni security forces near the Saudi border.
Leinster secure a narrow win over Harlequins and the sides are now level on points at the top of a competitive Pool Two.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he is "thankful" to fans after they sing his name in the 4-1 win over Newcastle United.
Thousands of people march through the US capital to protest against recent killings of unarmed black people by police.
Hundreds of British troops will be sent to Iraq in the New Year, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
Chelsea maintain their 100% home record but have two players booked for diving and a third, Gary Cahill, is accused of simulation.
Former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer is selected to fight a safe Labour seat in next year's general election.
Arsenal put their recent Premier League troubles behind them with an easy win over Newcastle at Emirates Stadium.