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Former boxer Anthony Small charged with terror offence

Anthony Small is accused of encouraging acts of terrorism in connection with a video posted online.

RSC founder and 'Shakespeare genius' John Barton dies

The British theatre director, who co-founded the Royal Shakespeare Company, has died aged 89.

London lit up by Lumiere festival

The four-night festival is illuminating landmarks across the city.

Kevin Spacey: Scotland Yard investigates third sexual assault allegation

Scotland Yard looks into an allegation that a man was sexually assaulted by the actor in 2005.

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Turpin case: California couple deny torturing 'shackled siblings'

The couple appeared in court after prosecutors detailed the horrific abuse allegations against them.

US government shutdown: House backs funding bill and sends it to Senate

A bill to temporarily fund the US government must now be backed by the Senate to avert a shutdown.

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM reveals she is pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, who took office in October, jokes that she "thought 2017 was a big year".

HSBC to pay $101.5m to settle currency rigging probe

Financial giant HSBC agrees to pay $101.1m, confirming it misused client information for its own profit.