The US oil price falls below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009 as investors continue to fear a global supply glut and weak demand.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin apologises over "wholly unacceptable" rail disruption caused by over-running engineering work in London over the festive period.
Black athletes and broadcasters reflect on the 'game changing' influence of ESPN sports presenter Stuart Scott, who died of cancer on Sunday.
The retrial on genocide charges of Guatemalan ex-military ruler Efrain Rios Montt is due to start, although his lawyer says he is too ill to attend.
Last year was the UK's warmest since records began in 1910, the Met Office has said.
The UN expresses concern as Lebanon enacts new restrictions on Syrians entering the country, slowing the flow of asylum seekers trying to escape the war.
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Police searching for an 82-year-old man feared dead in a weekend house fire in County Down recover a body from the scene.
The mother of a woman found dead in a hotel said her heart has been "torn in two" and appeals to the suspect to contact police.
Swedish qualifier Peter Sajwani shocks top seed James Wilson in the first round of the BDO World Darts Championships.
The US charges two men over failed coup attempt in The Gambia.
Tigers, llamas and penguins line up to be counted at London Zoo
Bank, a fashion retailer based in Bury in Lancashire, has fallen into administration.
An emu went on the run after escaping from a private farm in the Israeli town of Herzliya near Tel Aviv.
Top seed James Wilson loses to Swedish supermarket manager Peter Sajwani in round one of the BDO World Championships.
Lebanon has introduced new restrictions on Syrian refugees entering the country to try to limit the flow of people escaping the civil war.
Inflation in Germany fell to its lowest level in more than five years in December, official figures have shown.
The BBC defends its recent rape storyline after 278 complaints are made following Monday's episode.
The killers of a stabbing victim who was hunted down in a taxi have been jailed after they admitted charges of murder and culpable homicide.
A zoo in Cambridgeshire is helping people get rid of their Christmas trees this year by donating the trees to the lions to play with.