New Zealand's government drops charges against the head of a coal mine where 29 miners were killed in a 2010 blast, angering relatives of the miners.
The body which sets MPs' salaries is expected to confirm a proposed 11% pay rise, despite senior politicians calling for the plan to be scrapped.
Australia's High Court has overturned legislation allowing gay marriage in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), rendering 27 gay marriages invalid.
Providing universal childcare could help more than 250,000 parents back to work, according to a report which also urges a shake-up of working-age benefits.
Sex offenders found to have abused their position of power could face longer jail terms under new guidelines in England and Wales.
Australia's government is holding talks with Toyota as it looks to convince the firm to continue manufacturing cars there.
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Legislation aimed at protecting victims of crime is set to be passed at the Scottish Parliament.
No Scottish health board has met a new government target for all outpatients to receive their first appointment within 12 weeks of referral.
Singer-songwriter Sam Smith wins the Brits Critics' Choice award, which will be presented during next year's nominations.
A cave on the northwestern coast of Sumatra holds a remarkable record of big tsunamis in the Indian Ocean stretching back thousands of years.
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls rushes from a children's Christmas party to vote in the House of Commons, dressed as Father Christmas, according to MPs.
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Politicians, musicians and artists are to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela at a special event in Westminster.
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A new review of "legal highs" could lead to sweeping changes to UK drug legislation, the Home Office says.
A serious case review into the death of an Oxfordshire toddler reveals a "missed chance" to address his circumstances.
Mental health trusts in England have had their funding cut by more than 2% in real terms over the past two years, figures show.
All patients in a coma or vegetative state should have access to specialist care, according to new guidelines.