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Alan Pardew will start work as Crystal Palace boss on Friday, according to caretaker boss Keith Millen.
Thousands of people take part in London's New Year's Day parade, which this year celebrated the transport network.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is sworn-in for a second term, telling supporters she plans to extend social programmes and tackle corruption.
An insurance company has announced it is creating 17 new jobs in Coleraine, County Londonderry.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is confronted by a supporter in the dugout during the Gunners 2-0 defeat by Southampton.
Four people are arrested after a cyclist was killed in a hit-and-run in St Leonards.
The number of deaths in Syria's conflict hit a record level in 2014 - more than 76,000 - activists say, as figures also reveal a deadly year in Iraq.
The decision to re-try three al Jazeera journalists imprisoned in Egypt for over a year has been cautiously welcomed by the father of one of the men.
A US federal judge denies requests by the Boston Marathon bombing suspect to delay the trial by nine months until September and move it to another city.
Three men die and another is in hospital after taking drugs from a suspected dangerous batch of ecstasy, police say.
Substitute Frank Lampard heads a dramatic winner as Manchester City beat Sunderland to go level on points with leaders Chelsea.
David Goodwillie and Cammy Smith score as Aberdeen beat St Johnstone to move top of the Scottish Premiership.
Will Grant reports on what the historic thaw between the United Stated and Cuba could mean for the island nation.
China's President Xi Jinping demands an investigation into a crush in Shanghai on New Year's Eve that killed 36 people and injured 47.
Three men have died and another is in hospital after taking drugs from a suspected dangerous batch of ecstasy.
Andy Murray beats Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in three sets in the opening match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
Three men are arrested after six people are stabbed during New Year celebrations at The Belfry resort in Warwickshire.
The funeral is held of the first AirAsia Flight QZ8501 victim, whose body was recovered from the Java sea after a crash on Sunday.
Cardiff Blues hold on to win 11-9 in their Pro12 festive derby at Rodney Parade against Newport Gwent Dragons.
Economist Thomas Piketty, author of a much-lauded book on capital and inequality, turns down France's Legion D'Honneur and criticises the government.