Kenya's parliament passes a bill giving the president and intelligence agencies greater powers to tackle terrorism, despite fierce criticism.
Singer Pixie Lott has told BBC Breakfast that she misses being on Strictly Come Dancing.
The FA Cup third round tie between AFC Wimbledon and Liverpool will screened live on BBC television on Monday, 5 January.
David Lynch reveals that he had been asked to direct the Star Wars film Return of the Jedi by George Lucas.
The first BBC Music Awards pulls in an average audience of 3.9m, lower than the Brits, as Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams take the main prizes.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says the world is "on a course leading to tragedy", as long-running issues threaten a deal between countries at UN climate talks in Lima.
A new law means that restaurants and takeaways across Northern Ireland will be telling customers if food contains ingredients that could trigger allergies.
The suspended general secretary of UKIP will appear before a party disciplinary committee on Friday, the BBC understands.
The family of a 15-year-old pupil who died following a "tragic accident" at a school say he "will be with us forever in our memories".
A fully operational Apple 1 computer has been sold at auction for $365,000 (£230,000), well below the estimate.
Colin Ash-Smith is jailed for life with minimum term of 21 years for murdering Kent schoolgirl Claire Tiltman in 1993.
Thousands of workers take to the streets of Italy to protest against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's controversial planned labour reforms.
A maid in Uganda who was secretly filmed beating a little girl, causing widespread outrage, is found guilty of assaulting the toddler.
The EU may scrap plans for legislation on air pollution and waste in a drive to boost the economy, BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin reports.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo could become the best player of all time, says former Spain striker Raul.
The names of characters played by John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens are revealed in a set of trading cards.
A 32-year-old pedestrian has died after being knocked down by a taxi in Broxburn in West Lothian, police said.
Superhero struggles to cope with Cairo's daily grind
Keith Doyle reports on profits made by councils in England from parking fines.
A man from South Africa faces deportation with his family after his British wife is deemed not to be earning enough by an immigration panel.