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Lithuanians are adopting the euro with cautious optimism - but many are also confused about the changeover, Zivile Kropaite reports from Vilnius.
Britons must not turn their backs on all the suffering in the world, the Archbishop of Canterbury will say in his new year address.
The UK's national newspapers greet the new year with images from around the world and a wide range of stories.
The US government says it is "deeply concerned" by reports that several high-profile Cuban dissidents were detained hours before a planned protest.
At least 15 people were killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province when a wedding party was hit by a stray rocket., officials say.
Louis van Gaal thanks Manchester United supporters for helping him through his difficult early spell with the club.
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes his side can end the season higher than Arsenal in the Premier League.
Crush at New Year's Eve celebrations in Shanghai kills 35 people and injures about 42 others, Chinese state media reports.
Frank Lampard's loan with Manchester City is extended until the end of the season.
Tens of thousands of party-goers are taking to the streets for Hogmanay celebrations across Scotland.
England head coach Stuart Lancaster plans to speak to Northampton's Dylan Hartley about the hooker's discipline.
Crowds gather in central London for the first ticketed New Year's Eve fireworks display.
Hundreds of people have attended a vigil in the Indonesian city of Surabaya to remember those killed on flight AirAsia QZ8501.
A species found on an Indonesian island has become the first frog ever seen giving birth to tadpoles, rather than laying eggs.
Liberia lifts a curfew imposed to curb the Ebola outbreak so that people can attend New Year's Eve church services.
Four people chase and hold an armed man who was attempting to rob a bank in south-east London, the Met Police say.
Hundreds attend a vigil in Surabaya, Indonesia, for the victims of the AirAsia Flight QZ8501 crash, praying for the 162 people on board.
A British nurse infected with Ebola is receiving an unnamed experimental drug as part of her treatment, a doctor confirms.
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.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signs Rome Statute in a bid to join the International Criminal Court, prompting objections from Israel.