A man is arrested on suspicion of murder after the discovery of a woman's body at a flat in Stoke-on-Trent.
The father of a Jordanian pilot seized by Islamic State in Syria pleads with the militants to treat his son as a "guest" and release him.
Pakistan is to set-up military courts to speed-up terrorism-related cases, following the Peshawar school tragedy but there are fears that non terror cases may also be heard.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II delivers her annual Christmas message.
Two Saudi women who were detained for defying a ban on female drivers are to be tried in a terrorism court, activists say.
Two men are arrested in connection with a double shooting in a car that left one victim dead and another seriously injured.
Despite claims he'd killed off the character, Daniel O'Reilly's controversial creation seems to be back.
In 1968, the BBC filmed veterans from opposing armies who took part what became known as the Christmas Truce.
Severe weather warnings of more than 10cm of snow are issued by the Met Office for 26 December for some parts of the UK.
The Queen and members of the Royal Family have attended the traditional service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham, Norfolk.
A 20-year-old man is accused of causing death by dangerous driving after two people who were hit by a car in Manchester died.
Al-Shabab militants launch an attack on the main African Union military base near Mogadishu airport in Somalia.
Fraser Gibbon of Cuminestown is named by police as the 20-year-old killed in a crash on the B9170 road on Wednesday.
A 13-year-old Nigerian girl says her parents gave her to Boko Haram to take part in a suicide bomb attack in the city of Kano.
Laura Trott announces her engagement to fellow British Olympic cycling star Jason Kenny on Twitter.
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Pope Francis delivers his traditional Christmas Day address, denouncing violence against religious and ethnic minorities - notably in Syria and Iraq.
Nato forces will complete their pullout from Afghanistan after 13 years of conflict in days leaving the city to adjust to a precarious way of life.
The condition of a 14-year-old girl badly hurt in the Glasgow bin lorry crash improves, as four people remain in hospital.