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India's government tells all states to ban unregistered web-based taxi firms after an Uber company driver is accused of raping a passenger in Delhi.
Wildlife campaigners and people from the countryside head to Westminster in a bid to move nature up the MPs' agenda.
As many as 35,000 oil and gas industry jobs could go in the next five years, according to a new report.
Ruth Davidson says she is "incredibly keen that there are no no-go areas for the Conservatives in Scotland".
Britain's top public prosecutor says it was right to pursue a woman who killed herself days before appearing in court accused of making a false rape allegation.
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe sacks Vice-President Joice Mujuru after accusing her of plotting to kill him, reports say.
The number of UK homes with TVs has fallen for the first time, as more people watch programmes on laptops, tablets and smartphones.
England captain Alastair Cook will return for the fifth one-day international against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.
Amazon has said it may take its drone delivery research outside the US because of strict regulation of the unmanned aircraft.
Funerals are becoming so hard to afford that some people are burying relatives in their back gardens, an MP says.
Sun reporter Nick Parker is cleared of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office, but convicted of handling a Labour MP's stolen mobile phone.
The last French hostage held by Islamist militants, Serge Lazarevic, has been released, French President Francois Hollande announces.
Pub chain JD Wetherspoon will no longer sell Heineken products in the UK after an argument over pricing in Ireland.
Work on an £11m bus station in Cardiff is expected to start next year as part of a development plan to revamp the city centre.
Checks are ordered on some North Sea helicopters after the discovery of a fault which could cause emergency exits to jam.
European Parliament and government negotiators reach a deal on the EU's 2015 budget - a fraught issue amid national budget cuts.
Amir Khan insists his dream fight against Floyd Mayweather is not on his mind ahead of Saturday's bout with Devon Alexander.
The Greek prime minister brings forward the date of a crucial presidential vote in parliament, with markets in Athens tumbling on fears of uncertainty.
West Midlands Police says it is "business as usual" after receiving an anonymous warning over officers' safety.
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