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Chancellor George Osborne promises to increase funding to Arts Council England and national museums and galleries in his Spending Review.
A US aircraft attacked a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz because of "human error", a US military inquiry says.
The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border says no warning was given, and the plane was inside Syrian airspace.
The chancellor has executed a spectacular U-turn on tax credits but will it damage his reputation within his own party as well as the public?
A man is arrested on suspicion of rape after the body of a missing student is discovered in a Sheffield river.
Why are so many European universities merging?
Buy-to-let landlords and those buying second homes will soon have to pay a stamp duty surcharge, the chancellor has announced.
An at-a-glance summary of the main points of the 2015 Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review.
George Osborne scraps planned cuts to tax credits and vows to protect police funding in his Spending Review.
The policies announced by the chancellor in his Autumn Statement and Spending Review have a big effect on your finances. Here's how.
Hundreds of metres of underground tunnels used by Islamic State militants under the Iraqi city of Sinjar have been discovered by Kurdish forces.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) predicts a £27bn improvement in the public finances over the current parliament.
The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, tells a noisy MP who disrupted George Osborne's Spending Review speech that he should "take up yoga".
World number nine Ding Junhui faces disciplinary action for his angry outburst after his exit from the UK Championship.
The FBI has linked a hacker to the theft of 1.2 billion internet credentials - the largest heist of its kind.
An Australian man who made headlines after saying Facebook told him to take down his profile admits he hoaxed the media.
Dell admits to a second security problem that researchers say could expose users' data to hackers
The education secretary made "an error of law" in leaving "non-religious world views" out of the new religious studies GCSE, the High Court rules.
Films starring Bradley Cooper, Johnny Depp, Chris Hemsworth and George Clooney are among the list of the biggest film flops of 2015.
Former MP Tim Yeo loses his libel case against The Sunday Times over claims he would promote business concerns in return for cash.