Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson says captain Steven Gerrard's decision to quit the club was "a big shock".
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah is suffering from a lung infection and has been breathing with the aid of a tube, Saudi officials say.
Kurds in northern Iraq have said that fighting now means it is harder to capture starlings, as the flocks are getting thinner.
Mrs Brown's Boys topped Christmas Day for a second year in a row with 9.6 million viewers, according to consolidated data.
A drugs death in Telford may be linked to that of three men in Suffolk who died after taking drugs from a suspected dangerous batch of ecstasy.
Two passengers on board a plane at Stornoway Airport in the Outer Hebrides have suffered minor injuries, when their aircraft was blown off the runway.
New West Brom boss Tony Pulis says his record of never being relegated does not guarantee the club's Premier League survival.
Two private planes owned by Elvis Presley - the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II - are going up for auction.
More bodies are recovered from the Java Sea after the AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash, bringing the total found so far to 30, rescue officials say.
"Suggestion of impropriety with minors untrue," says Buckingham Palace after Prince Andrew named in US sex lawsuit
The Conservatives say they are "firing the starting gun" for May's general election after launching their first campaign poster, as Labour claims it is in the "centre ground" of politics.
Andy Murray coasts to a 6-2 6-0 victory over world number three Rafael Nadal in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
Metal detector enthusiasts in Buckinghamshire have uncovered what is thought to be one of biggest hoards of ancient coins ever found in Britain.
Comedian Paddy McGuinness keeps his Twitter promise to clean Emile Heskey's boots.
Fathers could be offered men-only relationship classes to encourage them to stay involved with their children under a government pilot scheme.
Seven members of a family, aged between 18 and 53, are left shaken after a gun attack at a house in Omagh, County Tyrone.
The Conservatives' prospects for 2015, after an up and down 2014
Comedian Paddy McGuinness keeps his promise to clean Emile Heskey's boots after the striker scored during his first game for Bolton Wanderers.
The value of the euro has fallen to its lowest level since the middle of 2010, following comments from Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank.
The funeral of Christiane Lecocq, one of the founder members of the world's naturism or nudism movement, takes place in Paris.