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The US charges two men over failed coup attempt in The Gambia.
Tigers, llamas and penguins line up to be counted at London Zoo
Bank, a fashion retailer based in Bury in Lancashire, has fallen into administration.
An emu went on the run after escaping from a private farm in the Israeli town of Herzliya near Tel Aviv.
Top seed James Wilson loses to Swedish supermarket manager Peter Sajwani in round one of the BDO World Championships.
Lebanon has introduced new restrictions on Syrian refugees entering the country to try to limit the flow of people escaping the civil war.
Inflation in Germany fell to its lowest level in more than five years in December, official figures have shown.
The BBC defends its recent rape storyline after 278 complaints are made following Monday's episode.
The killers of a stabbing victim who was hunted down in a taxi have been jailed after they admitted charges of murder and culpable homicide.
A zoo in Cambridgeshire is helping people get rid of their Christmas trees this year by donating the trees to the lions to play with.
A man who "brutally" battered to death his ex-wife to get custody of their son is given a life sentence for murder.
Seven members of the same family who were on board AirAsia QZ8501 are mourned as the search for the plane's "black box" flight recorder continues.
Norwich City boss Neil Adams resigns as manager, with Mike Phelan taking temporary charge of the Championship side.
The precise location of the Europe's Philae comet lander continues to evade detection despite an intense imaging campaign by the Rosetta satellite.
All four big supermarkets announce that further fuel price cuts will take effect this week, bringing petrol ever closer to £1 a litre.
Actor David Tennant tells BBC Radio 4's Front Row he did not expect ITV crime drama Broadchurch to become ''part of the national conversation''.
Bookies cut the odds on a second general election in 2015, if there is no overall majority for any party on 7 May.
Images from around the world: 5 January
Scotland's political parties fire the UK election starting gun, ahead of voters going to the polls in May.
Andy Murray makes a winning start to his Australian campaign with victory over Benoit Paire at the Hopman Cup.