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Ally McCoist leaves his position as Rangers manager and is now officially on gardening leave.
Former Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi's camp claims victory in Tunisia's presidential election, but his rival says its too early to call.
X Factor winner Ben Haenow wins the race for the Christmas number one single, with his song Something I Need.
Two New York City police officers are shot dead in their patrol car by a lone gunman in what appears to be an ambush.
Martin Skrtel's header seven minutes into stoppage time earns Liverpool a draw against Arsenal in the Premier League.
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers says it is "make your mind up time" for Northern Ireland's political leaders ahead of cross-party talks.
Photographer Jane Bown, who has died at the age of 89, spoke to Radio 4's Woman's Hour in 2006.
Four parishes in County Down and Antrim have been targeted by thieves in the run-up to Christmas, according to the Church of Ireland.
Pakistan hangs four convicts in the second set of executions since the death penalty was reinstated after the deadly Peshawar school massacre.
Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
Aberdeen City Council announces it is to hold a summit to look at the challenges facing the North Sea oil industry.
Daniel Boettcher reports from Windsor, where Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after their civil partnership ceremony.
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.
Fire crews bring a large blaze at an industrial unit on Swansea enterprise zone under control.
Andy Goode scores 33 points as Wasps beat London Irish in their first match at their new home, Coventry's Ricoh Arena.
The Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani has praised Peshmerga fighters on a visit to Mount Sinjar, which has been retaken from Islamic State militants.
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
Adam Johnson scores in the 90th minute to give Sunderland their fourth successive win over Newcastle in the North East derby.
A total of 11.5 million people watch as TV presenter Caroline Flack wins this year's series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.