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Former Democratic Governor of New York Mario Cuomo dies just before his son Andrew is inaugurated as governor for a second term, family sources say.
Royal Mail is celebrating 50 years of its special stamps programme by launching a website showing all 2,663 designs.
The key numbers of the year for 2014
10 things revealed because of the Freedom of Information Act
The search for AirAsia flight QZ8510 which crashed into the sea on Sunday is to move underwater, with the arrival of specialist equipment.
Lily Cole's mission to turn social networking into worldwide sharing
The Conservative Party has "lurched to the right" and ceded the "centre ground" of politics to Labour, claims shadow chancellor Ed Balls.
Cuban dissidents say police have arrested a group of political activists who were protesting outside a jail in the capital, Havana.
The two brothers of jailed al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste say that they will push for the Egyptian president to release him by decree.
Lizo Mzimba previews the year's small-screen must-sees
Australian shares started the new year flat in thin trading with many of the region's markets closed ahead of the first full week of trading in 2015.
A bigger and better clearing house for all the world's new cocoa varieties opens in the UK at the University of Reading.
Can Woman in Black 2 succeed without Daniel Radcliffe?
Most types of cancer can simply be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study suggests.
When soldiers are taught to kill, what does their target look like?
Drones, cyber attacks and spooky smartphones - 2015 is here
Chief football writer Phil McNulty assesses Steven Gerrard's place in the pantheon of Anfield legends.
There are encouraging signs for the world economy in 2015 - but we are a long way from boom time, says Andrew Walker.
A report by business advisers BDO predicts 1,000 companies will go bust and 12,000 Scots will be made bankrupt in the coming year.
A cap on the cost of payday loans enforced by the City regulator has now come into effect, but one consumer group wants more action on credit.