Two men are seriously burned in an explosion at a flat in south Birmingham.
A look at what is making the headlines in Monday's press
Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.
Police are expected to make a fresh appeal later for information on the murder 10 years ago of Nairn banker Alistair Wilson.
A five-year inquiry into Scotland's worst outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) will be published later.
British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says.
A former British soldier and another British man are fighting with Kurdish troops in Syria against Islamic State (IS) militants, it has emerged.
A supermarket price war is behind a sharp rise in the number of firms involved in food production folding, new research claims.
Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart after selling more than 312,000 copies last week.
A London-bound British Airways plane makes a second unscheduled landing at Shannon Airport within three days.
Coach Mark Sampson believes England learned lessons from the 3-0 defeat by two-time world champions Germany.
Lewis Hamilton says his second world title feels more important to him than the first he won with McLaren in 2008.
Veteran sailor Sir Robin Knox-Johnston praises the "warm and friendly" reception he received after claiming third place in his class of the singlehanded transatlantic Route du Rhum race.
Seven flood warnings are issued across parts of the east of England due to heavy rain.
Nico Rosberg said his Mercedes team-mate and title rival Lewis Hamilton deserved to win the drivers' title.
A British man is crowned World Scrabble Champion after winning the final of the five-day competition in London.
A handwritten poem written by Joy Division's late lead singer when he was at school raises £1,100 at an auction.
England women are comprehensively beaten by clinical Germany in front of a record 45,619 Wembley crowd.
Formula One racing legend Sir Jackie Stewart hails Lewis Hamilton's world championship win in Abu Dhabi as "a great victory".
Charing Cross station in central London was closed for about two hours following a fire on a train.
Lewis Hamilton clinches his second drivers' World Championship with a comfortable victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
More than £2,300 is raised by a fundraiser to support the search for a man who went missing on a stag weekend in Prague.
DUP leader Peter Robinson defends remarks made by party colleague Gregory Campbell at Saturday's DUP conference.
EU migration has "blown off course" the UK's target to cut net migration to the tens of thousands, the home secretary says.
A law forcing communications firms to keep details that could help identify criminals using the internet is being planned by the home secretary.
A body is recovered from a lock after reports of a man going missing while fishing with friends.
Claims of historic sexual abuse that have emerged are the "tip of the iceberg", Home Secretary Theresa May says.
A petrol bomb is thrown over the perimeter wall of the police station in Warrenpoint, County Down.
A marriage proposal made to the English writer, Virginia Woolf, is celebrated at a Somerset railway station.
London's Charing Cross station reopens after a fire on a train, with some passengers describing panic and fears of a bomb.
Four or five terror plots have been stopped this year, compared with an average one a year in recent years, Britain's most senior police officer says.
A bin lorry driver dies after being crushed by his own truck when he tried to stop it rolling out of a car park in South Queensferry.
Residents in Swansea are to be given their say on plans for more than 19,000 new homes across the city.
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to announce "within days" that he will stand down as an MP at the next election, reports suggest.
Police stopped four or five terrorist attacks in 2014, says Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.
Shop worker Hayley Bicker wanted to raise awareness on autism after feeling shocked at people's reaction to an autistic child in a supermarket
The "reality is dawning" on local councils that mergers will bring a significant and permanent change, the public services minister says.
England's visually-impaired team who are preparing to take part in the fourth blind cricket World Cup later this week.
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Dostoyevsky's characters justify murder in the name of ideological beliefs - which make them as relevant today as they were in 19th Century Russia.
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Home Secretary Theresa May tells Desert Island Discs she felt "battered and bruised" after denying MPs a vote on the European Arrest Warrant.
The NHS volunteers travelling to Sierra Leone
The Northern Irish woman recreating her 1981 diary
The widow of the murdered British aid worker Alan Henning told his memorial service that he was killed "for being what we should be, selfless and caring".
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Michael Grant is 28 years old and for the last seven months he has been walking through the streets of Philadelphia dressed up like Jesus. Why?
Armistice Day is remembered as the day World War One ended, but for naval historians Britain's greatest victory came 10 days later.
MPs question Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Police charge a 30-year-old woman with attempted murder after she abandoned her newborn baby boy in a drain in western Sydney.
Police in the US city of Cleveland shoot and kill a 12-year-old boy who had been waving what turned out to be a fake gun.
French come out fighting for their economic reputation
Debris from the Malaysia's Flight MH17 arrives from rebel-held areas near the crash site in east Ukraine to the government-held city of Kharkiv.
Peru's environmental police launch an investigation into the deaths of some 500 sea lions found on a northern beach.
Asian stock markets open higher as investors cheer an interest rate cut in China and the European Central Bank's vow to fight deflation.
The dangers faced by interfaith Egyptian couples
Why one US comedian is trying stand-up in Beijing
Colombia's Farc rebels warn that military operations where they are holding captured general, Ruben Alzate, may jeopardise his release.
Hillary Clinton would be a "great president" if she decided to run for the White House in 2016, President Barack Obama says.
Captain Michael Clarke is named in the Australia squad for the first Test against India, subject to proving his fitness.
A newborn baby boy is found abandoned in a drain in Sydney, Australia, by passing cyclists, police say.
World powers trying to reach a deal on Iran's nuclear programme consider extending the talks, as Monday's deadline for an agreement looms.
Polls close after Tunisia's first presidential election since the Arab Spring, with two frontrunners claiming a narrow victory with a run-off likely.
One woman's journey from a village to death in the big city
The Kenyan military has killed more than 100 al-Shabab militants linked to a deadly attack on a bus, Kenya's deputy president says.
Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.
Islamist militants from Boko Haram have reportedly killed 48 fish traders in north eastern Nigeria.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he takes full responsibility for his side's third straight Premier League defeat.
Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet to seal Switzerland's first Davis Cup triumph, then dedicates the victory to his team.
Tunisians are voting in the country's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring"
A suicide bomber in east Afghanistan kills at least 45 people at a volleyball match, as Afghan MPs approve security deals with Nato and the US.
Australia beat South Africa by two wickets to win the one-day international series 4-1 and go top of the world rankings.
Islamist militants from Nigeria's Boko Haram kill 48 fishermen in an attack near the border with Chad, reports from the area say.
US entertainer Bill Cosby defends his silence over allegations of sexual assault, describing accusations he drugged and raped women as "innuendo".
King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand attends a ceremony to confirm two government ministers in Bangkok, quashing speculation about his health.
Chinese-French film Blind Massage picks up six awards at Taiwan's 51st Golden Horse awards.
Messi record: 204 left, 40 right, 8 headers, 1 other
A Palestinian man in Gaza is shot and killed by Israeli troops, local health officials say, the first such death since a 50-day summer conflict.
The war in Iraq is pitting neighbour against neighbour, and for those who do not want to choose sides life can be even more dangerous.
Responsibility for a fatal attack on a bus in northern Kenya is claimed by gunmen from the Somali militant group al-Shabab.
Marion Barry, a four-term Democratic mayor of Washington DC mayor who won re-election after a drug arrest, dies at 78.
Snowfall in the north-east of the US has subsided, forecasters say, but there are now warnings of flooding as the snow melts.
The BBC's Tulip Mazumdar has been on a trip across two West African nations affected by Ebola to see how the authorities are dealing with the virus.
On a journey charting the impact of the disease
The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state
Snowfall in the north-eastern US subsides, but there are now warnings of serious flooding from melting snow as temperatures rise.
The retreat that has hosted Indian pilgrims since the Crusades
The father of a man shot dead by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has appealed for peace ahead of a grand jury decision against the officer.
Andrew North investigates the practice of bride trafficking in India.
A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.
A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).
The deadly Ebola outbreak is now "stable" in Guinea, the country where the latest crisis began, the World Health Organization says.
Iraq's army launches an operation to retake parts of Ramadi in Anbar province, a major city largely controlled by Islamic State militants.
Mexico's government vows to take action on the rule of law and restore credibility in institutions, after the disappearance of 43 students.
US President Barack Obama vows to press for further immigration reform, as Republicans condemn his use of executive powers on the issue.
Aereo, the TV streaming upstart meant to take on US cable firms, files for bankruptcy protection after a Supreme Court decision threw the company's legality into doubt.
A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
How unrest in Ferguson put the US on edge
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