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South Africa's contentious road toll system has opened around Johannesburg, with huge traffic jams as motorists flock to use alternative routes.
US shoppers spend a record $2.29bn (£1.4bn) on so called 'Cyber Monday', a day of heavy discounting online, with significantly more purchases coming from mobile devices.
Three World Cup stadiums are set to miss Fifa's completion deadline of 31 December, the governing body announces.
The driver of a New York commuter train that derailed, killing four, reportedly told officials he was in "a daze" moments before the crash.
A Brazilian indigenous leader who starred in the land struggle film Birdwatchers has been murdered during a row with other tribe members.
A former Bolshoi ballet dancer has been sentenced to six years in jail for his role in an acid attack on the company's artistic director.
For the first time in 40 years, a majority of Americans say the US plays a less important and powerful role in the world than it did a decade ago.
Nato foreign ministers meeting in Brussels condemn the use of "excessive force" against pro-European protesters in Ukraine.
US President Barack Obama attempts to rally support for his healthcare law and stem a wave of bad publicity over his flagship domestic achievement.
Irish police colluded in the IRA murders of two senior Northern Ireland police officers, an inquiry has found.
A High Court judge appears to have revealed when HTC will release the successor to its flagship One handset in a ruling about a patent dispute with Nokia.
Researchers have come up with a novel piece of wearable tech - a bra that can alert the wearer to their stress levels.
Searching for the real Don Bradman
Concern is growing for the mental health of Liu Xia, the wife of jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo.
New Zealand's Kieran Read is named world player of the year as the All Blacks dominate the IRB awards.
At least 20 people have been killed in violence across Iraq, officials say, including a suicide bomb attack on a government compound in Tarmiya.
England are in a pot of unseeded European countries for Friday's World Cup draw but could still move.
The UK government intervenes in support of BP over a US ban on the oil major bidding for new federal contracts.
Four brothers who said they were trying to drive away a man who had sexually abused one of them, are found guilty of the manslaughter of the man and his girlfriend.
The 50th anniversary Doctor Who special sets a new iPlayer record for the most requests in 24 hours, beating the Olympic opening ceremony.