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George Osborne is to set out government spending plans up to 2020 later, which will include billions of pounds in cuts but also new money for housebuilding.
If George Osborne has a big idea, it is to transfer the costs of and responsibility for building a better, fairer Britain from the public sector to the private sector.
An Australian man who made headlines after saying Facebook told him to take down his profile admits he hoaxed the media.
A Russian pilot missing after Turkey downed his fighter jet has been picked up by the Syrian army, Russia's ambassador to France says.
Schools and many metro stations in Brussels reopen after being shut four days ago in a security crackdown following the Paris attacks.
Thomas Cook has hailed 2015 as "a year of real progress" despite what it described as "turbulence in some of our destinations".
Babies born in hospitals in England at the weekends have a "significantly" greater chance of dying than those born on weekdays, researchers say.
US officials release dashboard camera video showing a white policeman shooting a black teenager last year in Chicago as a murder charge is brought.
China's biggest brokerage, Citic Securities, had overstated its derivative business by $166bn (£110bn) from April to September.
The Chancellor George Osborne's Autumn Statement and Spending Review will be set out on Wednesday. What are his options as he attempts to balance the books?
Dashboard camera footage has been released of the moment a black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer in Chicago.
Wednesday's papers are full of foreboding after Turkey shoots down a Russian warplane, with a single powerful image of the incident on almost every front page.
Pope Francis is visiting Africa for the first time where he is likely to talk about peace, poverty, the environment, homosexuality and contraception, writes the BBC's Caroline Wyatt.
Criticism over Benedict Cumberbatch's cameo as a transgender model in a new film is just the latest episode in a long and controversial history of portrayals of minorities, says Samira Ahmed.
The hunt for Albert Einstein's missing waves
Photographer Saibal Das meets the children who play god in the annual Ramlila festival, based on the Hindu religious epic Ramayana.
Stimulant drugs like Ritalin should be used judiciously in hyperactive children because they can have unpleasant side effects, say experts.
Drones and "smart" drum lines will be deployed to protect swimmers on New South Wales' north coast from shark attacks, the state government says.
Family doctors must tell the DVLA about any patients who continue to drive when they are medically unfit to do so, says the General Medical Council.
The Canadian government says it will resettle only 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of this year - less than half the number it promised earlier.