Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse is charged by the FA with violent conduct after incident involving Everton's Seamus Coleman.
The prospect of Idris Elba as the next James Bond has conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh perturbed, which others see as racist.
Maryland's first female Episcopal bishop was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Baltimore, the diocese says.
Debbie Purdy, a woman with progressive multiple sclerosis who fought to clarify the law on assisted suicide, has died, her family confirms.
A court in Egypt bans an annual Jewish festival held in honour of a Moroccan rabbi that has taken place since 1979, citing "moral offences".
Edwin Richardson trained Airedale terriers for the police in Glasgow before supplying canine recruits for World War One.
An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency.
President Barack Obama has said race relations in the US are better than when he took office, despite nationwide protests over police actions.
A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane has carried out a "non-standard landing" at Gatwick airport after "a technical issue with one of the landing gears".
An air ambulance flies a cyclist to hospital after he was knocked down in Aberdeenshire.
Two Thai students face years in jail after admitting to insulting the royal family in a play they performed about a 1973 uprising.
A Taliban spokesman declares the "defeat" of the US and its allies, a day after the coalition officially ended its combat mission in Afghanistan.
A bronze statue of countryside broadcaster Tom Weir is unveiled at Balmaha Bay on the banks of Loch Lomond.
Nick Channing-Williams, a passenger on the Norman Atlantic ferry off Corfu, has been talking about the moment he realised the vessel was on fire.
A man from Cheltenham is on the verge of completing a year-long challenge to keep his New Year's resolution of doing a good deed every day.
A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane carries out a "non-standard landing" at Gatwick airport after "a technical issue with one of the landing gears".
Organisers of Edinburgh's hogmanay party are making final preparations for this year's event.
Army bomb experts are attending the scene of a security alert in Magherafelt, County Londonderry, with residents being moved from their homes.
Network Rail chief Mark Carne tells the BBC an internal committee will decide on what bonus he should have, following recent major rail disruption.
Plummeting temperatures overnight see the coldest night of the year recorded in Wales with just two days of the year left to run.