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Former football star George Weah easily wins a key seat in the Liberian senate, in elections disrupted by the Ebola outbreak.
A world record-breaking ice cream shop in Venezuela closes due to a milk shortage, the latest victim of a continuing economic crisis.
More than 2,000 staff from the collapsed UK parcel delivery firm City Link are to be made redundant on New Year's Eve, the RMT union claims.
Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar apologises to fans for his side's poor performance despite their derby win over Scarlets.
A Pakistani man is given a 26-year jail term for making hoax bomb threats in public places during the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr, prosecutors say.
North Korea blames the US for a second internet outage in the wake of the hacking of Sony Pictures and a film featuring a fictional plot to kill Kim Jong-un.
Chelsea and Spain striker Fernando Torres will make his loan move to AC Milan a permanent deal in January.
The boss of Network Rail apologises overrunning engineering works cause chaos for passengers in London.
Suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal withdraws from Pakistan's World Cup squad and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez faces test.
High winds topple part of a new metal fence erected in the French port of Calais to prevent migrants from slipping on to UK-bound ferries.
Northampton stay top of the Premiership with victory over Harlequins in front of a sell-out 82,000 crowd at Twickenham.
Thousands of passengers travelling on trains serving two of Britain's busiest stations are facing major disruption because of overrunning engineering work.
Jose Mourinho's teams have been top seven times at Christmas, always going on to win the league. Is he set for an eighth success?
The Turkish man who shot and injured former Pope John Paul II in 1981 lays flowers on the late pontiff's tomb in the Vatican.
Ross County put the shackles on Celtic as they hold the champions to a point in the Scottish Premiership.
Staff at a hotel are branded heroes after opening up following heavy snow which left a number of people stranded on roads in Derbyshire.
The number of speeding fines issued by courts in England and Wales rises to its highest level since 2009, with the AA saying digital cameras now work 24 hours a day.
When a Cardiff tourist on holiday in Thailand chose to sleep in on Boxing Day 2004, rather than get a sunbed on the beach, it was a decision which probably saved her life.
Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Premier League game between Liverpool and Swansea City.
Bath keep up the pressure on leaders Northampton Saints with a bonus-point win at home to Exeter Chiefs.