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Voice actress Christine Cavanaugh, who brought to life characters including Babe and Chuckie on Rugrats, dies aged 51.
Tests on a patient in Cornwall suspected to have Ebola have proved negative, Public Health England confirms.
London shares edge higher in early New Year's Eve trading, but the FTSE 100 looks set to end the year lower than it did in 2013.
Three Yemenis and two Tunisians held at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba are sent to Kazakhstan for resettlement, the Pentagon says.
The family of a baby girl who lost her limbs due to meningitis say they have raised over £120,000 for her care.
Motorists are warned that enforcement action will start in the new year on average 50mph speed enforcement cameras on the M4 through Port Talbot.
Manchester football team FC United's new £5.5m stadium may not open until February following a series of setbacks.
Scotland's first same-sex weddings have taken place following a change in the law earlier this month.
The year before a general election is not always full of political excitement, but 2014 has seen the rise of UKIP, the Scottish referendum, and one or two scandals in Westminster.
Many revellers will be raising a glass this New Year's Eve, but apparently more and more people are choosing gin as their tipple of choice.
Australians living with the impact of UK nuclear tests
What does each Premier League club need to do in the transfer window? Analysis from BBC football expert Robbie Savage.
BBC Sport looks back over 2014's biggest sporting events and picks out some of the forgotten and more amusing moments.
Tunisian President-elect Beji Caid Essebsi is to take his oath of office after winning the country's first free presidential poll.
The BBC's Umaru Fofana reports on how the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has affected him.
BBC Urdu's Saba Eitizaz examines what is being done to help children affected by the Peshawar school shooting and if they can ever heal.
Young people are currently being groomed in "every town" in Britain, according to a charity which helps parents of sexually exploited children.
Filming the ocean floor around Brazil's tropical island of Fernando de Noronha for Google's underwater Street View.
Former Labour prime minister Tony Blair questions whether the party can win the general election next May on a "traditional left-wing" platform.
Steve Rosenberg assesses Vladimir Putin's 15 years as head of the Russian state.