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Click the link to see the full coverage at BBC.co.ukMany world leaders to mourn Mandela
Some 60 heads of state and government are to attend the memorial service or state funeral of Nelson Mandela, South Africa announces.
Six held over football fixing claims
Six people are in police custody after ex-Portsmouth player Sam Sodje told an undercover reporter he had been involved in fixing games.
Huge pro-EU rally grips Ukraine
Protesters in the Ukrainian capital Kiev topple a statue of Lenin as they call for closer EU ties and oppose a Russian-led customs union.
MPs' 11% pay rise 'inappropriate'
Plans to award MPs an 11% pay rise in 2015 are criticised across Westminster, with one minister describing them as "utterly incomprehensible".
Men freed after 'slavery' raids
Three men, all believed to be victims of slavery, are rescued following a series of raids in the Bristol area.
Lift off for £1bn UK space project
The London-based Inmarsat company launches the first spacecraft in a new £1bn global telecommunications network.
Thai opposition MPs pledge to resign
Thailand's opposition MPs are to resign en masse, officials say, after weeks of protests aimed at forcing out the government.
Most people in poverty are 'in work'
The majority of the 13 million people classed as living in poverty in the UK are in work, a charity's report suggests.
Major UK airports 'back to normal'
Flight schedules are back to normal, UK airports say, after a software glitch caused disruption for thousands of passengers on Saturday.
Labour select Falkirk candidate
Members of Falkirk Labour select Karen Whitefield as their general election candidate after the row over the party's selection process.
Boyle reveals Asperger's diagnosis
Scottish singer Susan Boyle reveals she has Asperger's Syndrome after years spent believing she suffered slight brain damage at birth.
TV psychic charged after car crash
Television psychic Derek Acorah is charged with careless driving following a car crash in Merseyside.
VIDEO: Shanghai shrouded in pollution
Authorities in Shanghai have warned people to stay indoors as the city suffers one of its worst bouts of air pollution
VIDEO: US gripped by winter storm
A deadly winter storm has left a trail of ice and snow across the United States.
VIDEO: Sting's Geordie accent when angry
Sting tells Andrew Marr how going back to his roots helped relieve his writer's block
VIDEO: Selling the house with the Who loo
The downstairs bathroom in the Richards' four-bed converted barn is bigger on the inside than you might expect - with access via a replica Tardis door.
VIDEO: 'Be on the ball' for World Cup
The British Ambassador to Brazil, Alex Ellis, spoke to the BBC's Natalie Pirks about the World Cup draw, England fans and Brazil's welcome to the World Cup.
VIDEO: Tour of a tidal flood damaged home
Jane Knapp, from Walcott, has shared her shock at the devastation caused by the Norfolk tidal floods during a guided tour of her "contaminated" home.
VIDEO: Typhoon Haiyan: The key moments
One month since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, we look back at the key moments from the areas hit by the storm.
VIDEO: Helicopter pilot's funeral held
The first of the funerals for those who died in the Glasgow helicopter crash just over a week ago has taken place.
Lily Allen returns to number one
Lily Allen returns to the top of the UK singles chart with her cover version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know.
Camerons at No 10 for Christmas card
David and Samantha Cameron choose a black and white portrait of the couple and their youngest daughter Florence for their 2013 Christmas card.
Arsenal 1-1 Everton
Substitute Gerard Deulofeu earns Everton a draw and denies Arsenal a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
GB women win cross country title
Gemma Steel wins individual silver and Great Britain's women's team take gold at the European Cross Country Championships.
Arsenal draw Tottenham in FA Cup
Arsenal and Tottenham are drawn together in third round of the FA Cup, while Manchester United will host Swansea.
England's batting continues to baffle - Agnew
Alastair Cook's uncharacteristic dismissal was symptomatic of the muddled thinking that is undermining England's Ashes defence.
Fulham 2-0 Aston Villa
Fulham end a run of seven defeats by beating Aston Villa to give Rene Meulensteen his first win in charge of the team.
Energy firms seek help on price cuts
Two of the biggest energy firms, EDF and British Gas, call for more government co-operation amid a backlash over rising prices.
VIDEO: On tour with small business bus
A new campaign to encourage people to spend their money in local, independent shops has been gathering pace.
Bring back 50% tax rate - Kinnock
A future Labour government should raise the top rate of income tax to 50%, former leader Lord Kinnock says.
VIDEO: Most people in poverty 'in work'
More working households were living in poverty in the UK last year than non-working ones - for the first time, a charity has reported.
Nelson Mandela: Aids campaigner
Though at first muted in his approach to HIV/Aids, Nelson Mandela became a dedicated advocate for a more vigorous approach to the disease.
VIDEO: MP talks about depression battle
A Labour MP has called for more people struggling with depression to seek treatment, after revealing his own battle against "black moods".
School Reporters pay tribute to Mandela
Hundreds of BBC School Reporters around the UK give their reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela.
VIDEO: Parents 'to share new baby leave'
The government has committed to introducing a year of shared leave for new parents by April 2015.
Microsoft disrupts ZeroAccess botnet
Microsoft and law enforcement agencies disrupt ZeroAccess, one of the world's largest botnets responsible for millions in fraud losses.
VIDEO: The minute before we knew
#BBCtrending looks at the intense activity on social media in the 60 seconds before Nelson Mandela's death was officially announced by South African President Jacob Zuma.
Roaming sharks go home to give birth
Researchers find direct evidence that female lemon sharks go back to their own birthplace to reproduce.
VIDEO: Ancient DNA find is 'very exciting'
Prof Chris Stringer from the Natural History Museum, London, explains what the discovery of 400,000 year-old human DNA could tell us about human evolution.
Almodovar slams Spanish government
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar launches a scathing broadside at his homeland's government at this year's European Film Awards, calling it "deaf and insensitive" to the country's problems.
25 readers' designs for a new union jack
After our piece on possible alternatives to the union jack, many readers decided to design their own.
Quiz of the week's news
The Magazine's weekly quiz of the news, 7 days 7 questions.
Chemical alert after tent death
Chemical and radiation experts are called in after the unexplained death of a man found inside a tent in a field.
Church service honours Mandela
A service of thanksgiving for the life of ex-South African president Nelson Mandela has been held in London.
Clutha hate comments investigated
Online hate comments about the Glasgow helicopter crash which killed nine people are being investigated by police.
Teenager hit by car named by police
A teenager who died in hospital after being struck a car in the early hours of Sunday morning has been named.
Man held over gun attack on police
A man is arrested in connection with a gun attack on police in north Belfast on Thursday.
Man suffers eye injury in assault
A 21-year-old man suffers serious eye injury after being hit with bottle in the village of Dunloy, County Antrim.
Rogue trader fears for flood victims
Flood victims in Rhyl whose homes were damaged by sea water caused by a storm surge are warned about rogue traders looking to cash in.
Anger after guide dog attacked
A blind woman is left terrified as her guide dog is attacked and injured just yards from her home.
French troops reach tense CAR town
French troops reach the town of Bossangoa in the Central African Republic, which has been paralysed by communal fighting.
Egypt recovers ancient stolen statue
Egyptian police recover an ancient statue of Tutankhamun's sister and wife, stolen during unrest in August.
S Korea expands air defence zone
South Korea expands its air defence zone after a similar announcement last month by China in an overlapping area raised regional tensions.
Congress suffers Delhi poll setback
A surprise strong showing by a new anti-corruption party in India helps to topple the ruling Congress party in Delhi assembly elections.
Greece sees end of recession in 2014
Greek lawmakers pass the 2014 budget, which predicts a return to growth after six straight years of painful recession.
Huge African troop surge for CAR
The African Union is to increase significantly the number of troops it plans to send to end communal fighting in the Central African Republic.
Colombia's Farc announces ceasefire
Colombia's largest rebel group, the Farc, announces a 30-day-long ceasefire starting, a day after attack that killed eight at police station.
Venezuela local polls test Maduro
People in Venezuela have begun voting in municipal elections seen as a crucial test for President Nicolas Maduro.
UN inspectors visit Iran plant
Inspectors from the UN's nuclear agency visit the Arak heavy water production plant for the first time in more than two years.
Court frees pro-Morsi protest women
Twenty-one women and girls jailed in Egypt last month over a protest in support of ousted President Mohammed Morsi are freed by an appeal court.
US citizen home after N Korea ordeal
US citizen Merrill Newman arrives in San Francisco after being released by North Korea after more than a month in detention there.
Dylan's guitar sells for $965k
The electric guitar played by Bob Dylan at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sells at auction in New York for a record $965,000 (£591,000).
New Labour, Nigella and 'no-fly UK'
A political comeback for some Blairite "big-hitters", universal support for Nigella Lawson and airport chaos all feature in Sunday's papers.
In pictures: Mourning Mandela
Images from South Africa and around the world
In pictures: These precious things
Items saved from the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan
Day in pictures: 6 December 2013
24 hours of news photos: 6 December
Nelson Mandela: A life in pictures
Pictures of the life of anti-apartheid hero
Day in pictures: 5 December 2013
24 hours of news photos: 5 December
In pictures: Vintage Stones
Gered Mankowitz’s private archive on show
In pictures: Winter storm hits UK
High winds and flooding in parts of country
In pictures: Bangkok mood shifts
Police ease tensions by removing barricades
VIDEO: House of Commons
George Osborne updates MPs on the UK economy, and future tax and spending plans.
VIDEO: What is Nelson Mandela's legacy?
What did Mandela really do for South Africa?
Optimism as Tacloban faces rebuilding challenge
Tacloban tries to rebuild, a month after Philippines typhoon
Life along the Afghan ring road
Beauty and risk on a journey around Afghan ring road
Close of play for cricket's film show
Are old cricket films key to the sport's heritage?
Egypt's new hijab-clad superheroine
The comic strip superhero breaking the mould in Egypt
Why do we value gold?
Of all metals, why did people decide this one was precious?
The 33-year airport serenade
Why everyone flying to the Cook Islands will know this man
'Singing on prescription' for lung disorder
How singing can help a chronic lung condition
Fifth Beatle becomes comic book star
Comic book aims to highlight Brian Epstein's role in band
Your pictures: Pairs
Readers' photos on the theme of pairs