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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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Police release the name of a woman who died after being knocked down by a bus in Lisburn, County Antrim.
John Carver and Steve Stone will be in charge for Newcastle's next two matches with Alan Pardew set to join Crystal Palace.
London's leading shares fall in early Tuesday trading as fears persist over Greece's bail-out programme and the price of Brent crude falls further.
Shorter Grand Tours and proper contests between top riders - the owner of cycling's 'superteam' outlines his remedy for renewal.
Two Albanian seamen are killed on a tugboat while towing the fire-stricken Norman Atlantic ferry.
Fashion chain Next expects yearly profits to recover some of the ground lost after a warm spell in the third quarter.
Former Saved by the Bell actor Dustin Diamond has appeared in court in Wisconsin, accused of stabbing a man at a bar on Christmas Day.
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard will be out of action for up to six weeks after picking up a calf injury.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni retires from Test cricket with immediate effect at the age of 33.
Actress Luise Rainer, who became the first winner of consecutive Oscars in the 1930s, dies at the age of 104.
A health worker who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Scotland from Sierra Leone has arrived at a specialist treatment centre in London.
Michael Heseltine tried to stop a US-led bid for a UK defence firm in 1985 by warning of possible Libyan links, documents show.
People living in the war-torn Channel Islands 70 years ago faced a desperate plight as, after years of German occupation, food and medical supplies had all but run out.
Two children and an adult die in a fire in a caravan in Newchapel, Surrey.
Tougher penalties for athletes proven to be drug cheats will take effect on 1 January, with the introduction of the World Anti-Doping Agency's new code.
The UK housing market continues to slow down, Nationwide says, with annual house price inflation falling to 7.2% in December.
Police in Pakistan detain suspected Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in a kidnapping case, days after another court gave him bail.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is given a suspended three-and-a-half year prison sentence after being found guilty in a fraud trial.