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Lithuania joins Baltic neighbours in euro club

Wed, 2014-12-31 15:25
Lithuanians are adopting the euro with cautious optimism - but many are also confused about the changeover, Zivile Kropaite reports from Vilnius.

Welby: UK must keep looking outwards

Wed, 2014-12-31 15:25
Britons must not turn their backs on all the suffering in the world, the Archbishop of Canterbury will say in his new year address.

Front pages ring in new year

Wed, 2014-12-31 14:30
The UK's national newspapers greet the new year with images from around the world and a wide range of stories.

US 'concerned' about Cuba arrests

Wed, 2014-12-31 14:09
The US government says it is "deeply concerned" by reports that several high-profile Cuban dissidents were detained hours before a planned protest.

Rocket 'kills 15' at Afghan wedding

Wed, 2014-12-31 13:43
At least 15 people were killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province when a wedding party was hit by a stray rocket., officials say.

Van Gaal surprised by United support

Wed, 2014-12-31 13:41
Louis van Gaal thanks Manchester United supporters for helping him through his difficult early spell with the club.

We can finish above Arsenal - Koeman

Wed, 2014-12-31 13:36
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes his side can end the season higher than Arsenal in the Premier League.

Shanghai new year crush 'kills 35'

Wed, 2014-12-31 12:11
Crush at New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai kills 35 people and injures about 42 others, Chinese state media reports.

Man City extend loan of Lampard

Wed, 2014-12-31 12:10
Frank Lampard's loan with Manchester City is extended until the end of the season.

Thousands join Hogmanay celebrations

Wed, 2014-12-31 11:46
Tens of thousands of party-goers are taking to the streets for Hogmanay celebrations across Scotland.

Lancaster plans talks with Hartley

Wed, 2014-12-31 11:01
England head coach Stuart Lancaster plans to speak to Northampton's Dylan Hartley about the hooker's discipline.

Crowds gather to see in New Year

Wed, 2014-12-31 10:56
Crowds gather in central London for the first ticketed New Year's Eve fireworks display.

VIDEO: Surabaya vigil for AirAsia victims

Wed, 2014-12-31 10:18
Hundreds of people have attended a vigil in the Indonesian city of Surabaya to remember those killed on flight AirAsia QZ8501.

New frog 'gives birth to tadpoles'

Wed, 2014-12-31 10:18
A species found on an Indonesian island has become the first frog ever seen giving birth to tadpoles, rather than laying eggs.

Liberia lifts Ebola New Year curfew

Wed, 2014-12-31 10:11
Liberia lifts a curfew imposed to curb the Ebola outbreak so that people can attend New Year's Eve church services.

Four 'chase and hold armed robber'

Wed, 2014-12-31 09:49
Four people chase and hold an armed man who was attempting to rob a bank in south-east London, the Met Police say.

AirAsia victims remembered at vigil

Wed, 2014-12-31 09:41
Hundreds attend a vigil in Surabaya, Indonesia, for the victims of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crash, praying for the 162 people on board.

VIDEO: Experimental drug for UK Ebola nurse

Wed, 2014-12-31 09:38
A British nurse infected with Ebola is receiving an unnamed experimental drug as part of her treatment, a doctor confirms.

Car ploughs into front of shop

Wed, 2014-12-31 09:22
A couple are "extremely fortunate" to escape serious injury when their car ploughs into the front of a shop in Coventry, the ambulance service says.

Palestinians seek ICC membership

Wed, 2014-12-31 09:04
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signs Rome Statute in a bid to join the International Criminal Court, prompting objections from Israel.