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A couple in northern California beat what doctors say are a million to one odds with the birth of identical triplets.
A clean up operation is under way on the east coast of England after widespread flooding following the worst tidal surge for 60 years.
A man who used images of a US pop star to help him groom girls over the internet is jailed.
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).
A vigil is held in London's Trafalgar Square, after the Queen says she is "deeply saddened" to learn of Nelson Mandela's death.
Manager Roy Hodgson says England face a tough task to advance past the group stage of the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals.
Nelson Mandela was a "bright beacon of liberty and justice shining across the world", says MP and lifelong anti-apartheid activist Peter Hain.
The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
England are drawn alongside Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
Spain will open their defence of the World Cup against 2010 finalists Netherlands at next year's tournament in Brazil.
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair speaks to the BBC to share his memories of the late South African president Nelson Mandela, who has died at the age of 95.
South Africans and world leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, who led the transition from white minority rule and has died aged 95.
The storm surge that swept across the UK has taken its toll on many lifeboat stations, where crews were on standby to rescue stranded residents.
Prince Charles visits the scene where nine people died when a police helicopter crashed into a Glasgow pub.
Hurricane-force winds and tidal surges kill at least seven people in northern Europe, flood parts of Hamburg and leave thousands without power.
Vulnerable elderly people may have been ripped off by home security system suppliers acting as a price-fixing cartel, regulators say.
Egypt's interior ministry says it will no longer allow visits to Mohammed Morsi, who has been detained since being deposed as president in July.
A selection of photographs from around the world this week
British pianist Stan Tracey, one of the greats of the jazz world, dies at the age of 86.
Manchester United manager David Moyes is confident he will get things right at Old Trafford after an unimpressive start.