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Prince Charles visits the scene where nine people died when a police helicopter crashed into a Glasgow pub.
Seven cliff-top homes are badly damaged as the largest tidal surge in 60 years batters the east coast of England.
England are drawn alongside Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
About 11,000 homes are still without electricity in Scotland as power firms work to restore supplies after Thursday's storms.
Severe weather is affecting Britain, with thousands evacuated due to a tidal surge along the east coast and snow alerts in place in Scotland.
A former Royal Marine who murdered an insurgent in Afghanistan says he is "devastated" at being given a life sentence.
Rhyl residents are rehoused after properties were flooded when streets were inundated with sea water caused by a storm surge.
South Africans and world leaders pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, who led the transition from white minority rule and has died aged 95.
The US unemployment rate fell to a five-year low of 7% in November as firms created 203,000 new jobs, latest figures show.
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Royal Marine Sergeant Alexander Blackman has been sentenced to life in prison by a court martial for murdering an insurgent in Afghanistan.
The Ukrainian and Russian presidents hold surprise talks on a "strategic partnership treaty" a week after Ukraine shelved a key deal with the EU.
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Hurricane-force winds and tidal surges have killed at least seven people in northern Europe, flooded parts of Hamburg and left thousands of homes without electricity.
The director of the new Nelson Mandela film describes how the premier was halted at the news of the former president's death.
The Queen says she is "deeply saddened" to learn of Nelson Mandela's death and his legacy is a peaceful South Africa.
Nelson Mandela was a "bright beacon of liberty and justice shining across the world", says MP and lifelong anti-apartheid activist Peter Hain.
Hundreds of BBC School Reporters around the UK give their reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela.
A deliberate attempt to disrupt services at NatWest left some customers struggling to access online banking on Friday.
Muhammad Ali, Pele and Tiger Woods lead tributes to South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela, who has died aged 95.