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Suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal withdraws from Pakistan's World Cup squad and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez faces test.
High winds topple part of a new metal fence erected in the French port of Calais to prevent migrants from slipping on to UK-bound ferries.
Northampton stay top of the Premiership with victory over Harlequins in front of a sell-out 82,000 crowd at Twickenham.
Thousands of passengers travelling on trains serving two of Britain's busiest stations are facing major disruption because of overrunning engineering work.
Jose Mourinho's teams have been top seven times at Christmas, always going on to win the league. Is he set for an eighth success?
The Turkish man who shot and injured former Pope John Paul II in 1981 lays flowers on the late pontiff's tomb in the Vatican.
Ross County put the shackles on Celtic as they hold the champions to a point in the Scottish Premiership.
Staff at a hotel are branded heroes after opening up following heavy snow which left a number of people stranded on roads in Derbyshire.
The number of speeding fines issued by courts in England and Wales rises to its highest level since 2009, with the AA saying digital cameras now work 24 hours a day.
When a Cardiff tourist on holiday in Thailand chose to sleep in on Boxing Day 2004, rather than get a sunbed on the beach, it was a decision which probably saved her life.
Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Premier League game between Liverpool and Swansea City.
Bath keep up the pressure on leaders Northampton Saints with a bonus-point win at home to Exeter Chiefs.
Tens of thousands of people attend the funeral in New York of Rafael Ramos, one of the two policemen shot dead a week ago.
Emperor's Choice denies Benvolio and Glenquest in a thrilling finish to win the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow.
Prominent Irish republican Pearse McAuley is charged after his wife Pauline was stabbed at their home, in County Cavan.
Authorities in Japan say a new island near Tokyo has grown more than 10 times in size since emerging during an underwater eruption in November 2013.
Amid a busy period of festive fixtures, footballers find time to enjoy the Christmas celebrations.
Hibernian turn in an impressive display to hammer Rangers on Kenny McDowall's first game in charge of the Ibrox side.
A court in Egypt reduces to one year the three-year jail sentences given to eight men for appearing in a video alleged to be of a gay marriage.
Top al-Shabab militant, Zakariya Ahmed Ismail Hersi, gives himself up, Somali officials say.