The Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani has praised Peshmerga fighters on a visit to Mount Sinjar, which has been retaken from Islamic State militants.
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
Adam Johnson scores in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the North East derby.
A total of 11.5 million people watch as TV presenter Caroline Flack wins this year's series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
Dundee United beat Celtic to go second in the Premiership and move to within four points of the league leaders.
Fire crews are tackling a blaze at a shop in the Murraygate area of Dundee city centre with surroundings streets closed off.
The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands.
Meet the future star jockeys learning their trade racing Shetland Ponies at Olympia.
League Two club Hartlepool rule out the signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans, who was released in October.
A grieving County Down mother speaks of her distress at her house being burgled, just days after the burial of her daughter.
Voters in Tunisia are choosing their first freely elected president in a run-off election seen as a landmark in the country's move to democracy.
A murder investigation is under way after a man found with serious injuries in a street in Glasgow's southside died in hospital.
Former England captain Andrew Flintoff fails to impress on his debut for Brisbane Heat in the Australian Big Bash.
The US has asked China to curb North Korea's cyber-attacks after the hacking of Sony Pictures over a movie about Kim Jong-un, US officials say.
A number of pedigree sheep have their ears chewed off and their faces bitten in a dog attack.
British boxer Amir Khan plans to travel to Pakistan to show support for the 141 victims of the school massacre in Peshawar.
Ex-Business Secretary Lord Mandelson tells Labour's shadow cabinet to "play as a team" and be up front about the spending cuts needed to their departments.
Musician Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have converted their civil partnership to a marriage, according to a post on the Instagram website.
An urgent inquiry into the murders of Mandy Power, her daughters, and mother is launched after new evidence is uncovered by the lawyers of convicted killer David Morris.
Watch highlights of Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over Argentina's South American champions San Lorenzo in the Club World Cup final.