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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi or Manuel Neuer will be named the 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or winner on Monday.
Ladybird books are celebrating 100 years since they first went to print, as Tim Muffett reports
Police in China's Xinjiang province shoot dead six people who they say were trying to detonate a bomb, local media report.
Three men marooned in a pothole are brought safely to the surface by the Cave Rescue Organisation (CRO).
Five players score fifties and James Tredwell takes 3-11 as England defeat an ACT XI by 216 runs in a tri-series warm-up.
The big house building firm Taylor Wimpey says it has a record order book and has started the new year in an "excellent position".
More than one in 10 of Britain's trains still dispose toilet waste straight onto the railway tracks; but does it pose a risk to the public and rail workers?
The Rangers board turn down American banker Robert Sarver's proposed £20m takeover of the Ibrox club.
Up to 10,000 customers in Fermanagh and Tyrone suffered disruption to their water supply over the weekend.
The high premature death rate in one of the most deprived areas of the country is to be targeted by a new £300,000 programme.
The conviction of a paedophile as part of a wider operation into abuse at north Wales care homes proves survivors have finally been heard, the children's commissioner says.
The civilian divers racing to retrieve AirAsia bodies
Eddie Redmayne has been named best actor at the Golden Globes for his portrayal of a young Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.
Shares in property giant Cheung Kong Holdings and investment holding firm Hutchison Whampoa surge after a restructuring announcement.
Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin is expected to be elected speaker later.
The Northern Ireland economy stalled in December, research by the Ulster Bank suggests.
Millions of people have taken part in marches around the world, after three days of violence on the streets of Paris.
The Golden Globe awards have taken place in Beverly Hills, the first major ceremony in the awards calendar. BBC News takes a look at the key red carpet looks.
Winners at Golden Globes in Beverly Hills
President Francois Hollande is due to chair a crisis meeting amid questions over how known militants were able to launch deadly attacks in Paris.