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A Kenyan businessman suspected of being behind an international ivory smuggling ring has been arrested in Tanzania.
This week, the BBC is revisiting some of the areas that saw some of the worst devastation. Yogita Limaye has been to the south of Sri Lanka to see how people are getting on there.
A minibus crashes into the River Lagan in south Belfast.
The BBC profiles Mehbooba Mufti, who led her People's Democratic Party to win most seats in state assembly elections in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Blackpool president Valeri Belokon says Karl Oyston should quit as chairman after sending abusive texts to a fan
UKIP general secretary Roger Bird has been cleared of wrongdoing over his relations with ex-candidate Natasha Bolter, but will leave his post early, the party says.
Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter will go head-to-head with brother-in-law Scott Parker of Fulham on Boxing Day.
Three months of US-led air strikes have killed at least 1,171 people, mostly Islamic State militants in Syria, a UK-based monitoring group says.
A driver who parked in a disabled bay in Birmingham is in a five-hour stand-off with the council after refusing to get out of his car to stop it being towed away.
Jeremy Lloyd, creator of BBC comedies 'Allo 'Allo! and Are You Being Served?, has died aged 84, his agent says.
The RBS banking group has withheld bonuses from 18 of the staff it is investigating for their possible role in rigging the foreign exchange market.
Jonas Gutierrez could return to Newcastle's first team in January after overcoming testicular cancer, says boss Alan Pardew.
A man who left his 11-year-old cousin with serious head injuries when he knocked him off his bike is jailed for two years.
Children in the United States are safer but also much more overweight than in the 1970s or 1990s, according to a long-term tracking study.
A 37-year-old man from St Ives pleads guilty to trying to blackmail US heiress Haley Meijer out of £2m.
On the twelfth day of Christmas...could we be hitting the phones trying to get a GP appointment or turning up at our local surgeries?
A broad agreement is brokered on some key issues in the cross-party Northern Ireland talks.
Former teacher Charles Napier is sentenced to 13 years in prison for sexually abusing 21 boys between 1967 and 1972.
Plans for a new city centre headquarters for BBC Wales go forward to Cardiff council.
North Korea's internet is back online after it was completely shut down for almost 10 hours on Monday, the BBC's Stephen Evans reports.