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Former footballer Clarke Carlisle was charged with failing to provide a breath sample days before he was seriously injured when he was hit by a lorry, it emerges.
A healthcare worker who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Glasgow from Sierra Leone is being transferred for specialist care at London's Royal Free Hospital.
News that Greece faces a snap election on 25 January has been met with international concern with the radical left scenting victory.
Geoffrey Thomas, editor of AirlineRatings.com, says that the missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 may "have been caught in a severe updraft".
Italian officials say they are not certain how many people are still missing from a stricken ferry off Corfu, with all those on board now evacuated.
The dump where bodies lie under piles of waste
Asian shares traded lower as political uncertainty in Greece and a selloff in commodities weighed on investors' appetite.
A roundup of the year's top trends from the BBC Trending team
US President Barack Obama suggests Russia's Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea earlier this year turned out to be "not so smart".
The best pictures and the big stories of 2014
Lenny Henry debates how diversity appears in the media
Can the Cold War now be said to have restarted?
Targets have become synonymous with the NHS. But are they really a good indication of performance, asks Nick Triggle.
What theatres around the UK have to offer in the coming year
Nick Clegg says the Lib Dems will stand up for "optimism, not division" in the run-up to May's general election.
How do the Liberal Democrats stand at the end of 2014?
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi becomes the world's most valuable technology start-up just four years after it was founded.
Remembering the famous faces who died in the past 12 months
Margaret Thatcher considered introducing advertising to some BBC radio programmes when she became prime minister.
Documents showing Margaret Thatcher's concerns about official responses to the 1981 Brixton riots are made public for the first time.