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A US laboratory technician is being monitored after possible exposure to the Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.
Doctors are warning parents to be vigilant after seeing a spate of young children with loom bands stuck up their noses.
Afzal Ashraf, a consultant fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, says governments must confront the violent extremism of jihadist groups like Islamic State, the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) and Boko Haram.
The Queen will highlight the ceramic poppy tribute to World War 1 casualties and those dealing with the Ebola disease, in her Christmas Day broadcast.
Christmas menus through the ages
Science and environment news highlights from 2014
The draw of the Christmas Day swim
The major construction work in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the 2016 Olympics is unearthing a wealth of material from the city's dark past as a major port in the slave trade.
Rio's grim slavery past surfaces during development
Swiss monastery opens doors to asylum seekers
Why Jack O'Connell is the talk of Hollywood
Images of transformation 10 years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami
Talking Movies' Tom Brook talks to Tim Burton about his latest film Big Eyes - the story of Walter Keane, who rose to fame by passing his wife's artwork off as his own.
Christians from around the world have gathered in Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas.
The questions of 2014, answered succinctly
How France has forgotten the WW1 enemies who shook hands
Fairytale endings do not reflect the true spirit of Christmas, the Archbishop of Canterbury is expected to say in his Christmas Day sermon, which alludes to the battlefield truce of 1914.
Swiss Monastery Einsiedeln Abbey has taken in around 30 asylum seekers from Eritrea.
The grandfather of a nine-year-old boy found dead in Lincoln is charged with his murder.
Pope Francis speaks by telephone to Iraqi refugees in a camp near Irbil before celebrating Christmas Eve Mass at St Peter's.