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Production from the Kinnoull field in the central North Sea has started, BP announces.
Greeks are preparing for more political turmoil, after MPs rejected the government's presidential nominee and triggered snap parliamentary elections, says the BBC's Lucy Williamson.
UK housing figures just out show that prices have risen fairly strongly this year, but are slowing.
Indonesian officials confirm that bodies and debris found in Indonesia's Java Sea are from AirAsia flight QZ8501 that went missing on Sunday.
The powerful chief of India's governing BJP party Amit Shah is cleared in the extra-judicial killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, a Muslim civilian.
The BBC's Alpa Patel reports on a social programme built around football hopes to give young people an alternative to gang violence.
Falkirk MP Eric Joyce appears in court in Westminster charged with common assault and criminal damage.
Venezuelan officials deny reports that a milk shortage is behind the temporary closure of an ice-cream shop famous for its wide range of flavours.
Government will give out gift packs for every new citizen born in 2015, to mark Singapore's 50th birthday.
Data that helped hackers access Sony's internal network came from another group targeting the firm, reports the Washington Post.
The BBC's Steph McGovern is looking at the skills shortages facing employers in Britain.
An 18-year-old woman who was injured in the George Square bin lorry crash has been released from hospital.
Barcelona will not be allowed to sign players in 2015 after an appeal against a transfer ban is dismissed.
In the latest in a series of special reports, the BBC's Victoria Gill has met the patients who have been contributing to some of 2014's most significant breakthroughs.
The number of ambulances hitting the target response time for the most urgent calls has fallen for the second month running.
Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne says he will not take his bonus, following recent major rail disruption.
Bahraini Shia opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman is remanded in custody on suspicion of inciting violence and hatred to achieve political change.
West Brom are in talks with Tim Sherwood and Tony Pulis about their manager's job after Alan Irvine was sacked, BBC Sport learns.
Heavy gunfire erupts near the presidential palace in The Gambia, while head of state Yahya Jammeh is out of the country.
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