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Prisoners believed to have been drunk on home-made alcohol were at the centre of disorder at a prison in Lancashire, an internal prison report finds.
A woman in the US state of Idaho is killed after a two-year-old boy accidentally shot her with a gun he took from her handbag in a Wal-Mart store.
Arrests in New York City are down 66% since two officers were killed on duty, but police unions deny ordering a work slowdown as a protest.
Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey charged with violent conduct after appearing to catch Liverpool's Emre Can with his arm in Monday's defeat.
Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne says he will not take his bonus, following recent major rail disruption.
Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal expresses mixed feelings on life in England, on and off the pitch, ahead of his side's trip to Stoke on New Year's Day.
The majority of visits to sites hidden on the Tor network go to those dealing in images of child sexual abuse, suggests a study.
Former US President George Bush Sr is released from hospital in Texas more than a week after being admitted suffering from a shortness of breath.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says world record signing Gareth Bale will "never leave" the La Liga club.
Scotland's first same-sex weddings will take place in the early hours of Hogmanay after the new law on same-sex marriages came into effect.
Representative Michael Grimm has said he will resign from Congress effective next week, shortly after pleading guilty to a tax fraud charge.
A former son-in-law of Kazakhstan's president who became a critic is charged with murdering two people in his home country by Austrian prosecutors.
Somali officials say an intelligence chief from the al-Shabab Islamist group was among those killed by a US air strike on Monday.
West Bromwich Albion describe reports linking striker Saido Berahino with a £23m move to Liverpool as "fabrication".
Haiti's President Michel Martelly reaches a deal with lawmakers to extend the mandate of legislators and avoid a political vacuum.
Healthcare worker Pauline Cafferkey, who is battling Ebola at a London hospital, is to be treated with plasma from patients who have fought off the disease.
Prosecutors in South Korea detain former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, who delayed a plane over how nuts were served to her.
Caretaker boss Keith Millen urges Crystal Palace to appoint a manager quickly, with Newcastle's Alan Pardew the clear favourite.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been arrested at a protest in Moscow. Steve Rosenberg describes the mood among his supporters.
Does Greek political turmoil mean instability for the eurozone again? The BBC's Laurence Peter examines what is at stake in Greece's early election.