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The pilot of missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 asked to take the plane higher in his last request to air traffic control, Indonesian officials reveal.
What if the Premier League title was decided in a calendar year? Find out who finished top and who was bottom of the pile.
Four people in Brazil are killed by a lightning strike on a beach crowded with holidaymakers in south-eastern Sao Paulo state, media say.
Man Utd and England captain Wayne Rooney wants a change in the Premier League's Christmas schedule to improve quality.
The Pentagon says that the US military has carried out an air strike targeting a senior al-Shabab leader in Somalia.
Firefighters use an inflatable walkway to rescue a dog after it fell through ice on a pond.
A 55-year-old bodybuilder talks about his 'incredible' comeback after 20 years out if the sport.
The death of a 46-year-old Cynon Valley woman in Cardiff is 'not suspicious' say police, as they release a man without charge.
Ethiopia is experiencing something of a renaissance in Jazz and live music with a focus on traditional tunes.
Blackpool's Jacob Murphy apologises for posting an image on social media that appears to mock the team's on-field woes.
A healthcare worker who has just returned from West Africa has been diagnosed with Ebola and is being treated in hospital in Glasgow.
The boxer Amir Khan has visited a school in Pakistan where Taliban militants massacred 152 people earlier this month.
More than 100 passengers are stranded at an airport in Tanzania after pilots failed to report to work following their Christmas break, officials say.
The family of a 27-year-old assault victim who has to use a wheelchair as the result of an attack in County Londonderry five months ago calls for justice.
The remaining way to easily access Google's email service Gmail is now blocked in China, according to reports.
A new national cemetery for Ebola victims opens in Liberia's capital, Monrovia, as the number of infections in West Africa passes 20,000.
The chair of the Transport Select Committee has said Network Rail has questions to answer about disruption over the weekend, some of which is still going on.
One of Russia's best-known opposition leaders, Alexei Navalny, will face sentencing on Tuesday, two weeks earlier than originally planned.
Authorities are investigating a fire at a retirement home near San Antonio, Texas, that killed five residents and hospitalised 17 more people.
The emergency services are carrying out a land, sea and air search following reports that a woman may have gone missing along the County Down coast.