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At least four people have been found dead on a cargo ship carrying an estimated 900 migrants, which was found adrift in Greek waters, the Red Cross says.
Russia's annual inflation for 2014 will hit about 11.4%, according to official estimates, as the government intervenes to support another bank.
Police Scotland examine complaints about Ebola comments tweeted by controversial TV personality Katie Hopkins.
BBC Scotland learns a group including businessman George Letham has bought 16% of Rangers from Laxey Partners.
More than 13,000 people are tested for drink and drug driving in north Wales the run up to Christmas, according to police.
A roundup of the year's top trending stories
Geologists are exploring deposits of rare earth elements found in the Mourne mountains
The often complex nature of air crashes means the reasons why AirAsia QZ8501 fell into the sea will not be clear until the flight recorders are found, says the BBC's Richard Westcott.
Preview followed by live coverage of the New Year's Day Premier League game between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.
Baroness Butler-Sloss cautions against victims being given too much influence in the public inquiry into historical child sex abuse.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that your household energy bill should be lower soon, given the dramatic fall in oil prices. But it's not that straightforward.
People around the world have been marking the new year with fireworks and celebrations.
Sir Paul McCartney calls popular music courses focussing on The Beatles "ridiculous, yet very flattering".
A police officer resigns after he is arrested over claims he slept with prostitutes while on duty in Greater Manchester.
The Mars rover Opportunity is suffering from memory loss - but Nasa thinks a software hack may save it.
The first serving Church of England vicar to undergo a sex change dies from cancer at the age of 60.
A man appears in court after being charged with murdering his 71-year-old father in Newcastle.
Former England international Delon Armitage launches an appeal against his 12-week suspension for misconduct.
BBC Breakfast's Naga Munchetty caught up with Michael Keaton ahead of Birdman's UK release on New Year's Day.
Tony Pulis is to be West Bromwich Albion's new head coach, replacing the sacked Alan Irvine.