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An Indian postal worker, accused of stealing less than $1 in 1984, has been cleared by a court after nearly 350 court hearings over 29 years.
Thousands of Ukrainian protesters remain outside parliament in Kiev, as the opposition prepares to hold a vote of no confidence in the government.
Why Iceland has such a low rate of violent crime
Preview followed by live coverage of Wednesday's Premier League game between Manchester United and Everton.
The BBC commissions a new drama about comic legends Laurel and Hardy, to be penned by Philomena co-writer Jeff Pope.
A bomb blast in the centre of the Syrian capital, Damascus, has killed at least two people, according to reports.
Investigators searching for two missing Mexican police officers find dozens of mass graves containing the remains of at least 64 bodies.
Disney's Frozen and Pixar's Monsters University lead the nominations for the 41st Annie Awards, which honour the year's best achievements in animation.
The trial of radical cleric Abu Qatada, deported from the UK, is to begin in Jordan next week, his lawyer says.
Oil giant BP's attempts to limit claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill have been given a boost after a US appeals court ruled in its favour.
South Africa's contentious toll roads open around Johannesburg, with huge traffic jams after motorists flocking to use alternative routes.
A diplomat at the Japanese embassy in DR Congo is arrested in Tokyo on suspicion of starting a fire at the mission.
The UN mission in DR Congo starts to deploy surveillance drones to monitor rebel activity - its first such operation.
The ex-governor of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, Tomas Yarrington, is charged with links to the Gulf drug cartel by US prosecutors.
A powerful uncle of North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un has been removed from his post and two associates executed, South Korean reports say.
Thousands of Ukrainian protesters remain outside parliament, as the opposition prepares a no-confidence vote in the government.
A Russian court finds Bolshoi ballet soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko and two co-defendants guilty over an acid attack on the company's artistic director.
England captain Alastair Cook and fast bowler James Anderson are on a six-man shortlist for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award.
Transparency International's corruption perception survey cuts Spain's rating to put it 40th out of 177 countries after a series of recent scandals.
Eisteddfod artworks that have been "lost" for nearly 40 years are rediscovered and are to go back on show.