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Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says his side have not given up on winning the Premier League title this season.
The trial is under way in Thailand of two Burmese men charged with the murder of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in September.
The death of a man in his 40s in east Belfast is being treated as suspicious by detectives.
Snow could cause disruption across large parts of the UK later with "several centimetres even at low levels", the Met Office warns.
The Christmas Day announcement that parcel delivery firm City Link had gone into administration was "disgraceful", a union says.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has cancelled New Year holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis.
More than four in 10 cancers - 600,000 in the UK alone - could be prevented if people led healthier lives, say experts.
Former political prisoner and now politician Aung San Suu Kyi talks to Jonah Fisher about the forthcoming general election in Myanmar.
A man accused of murdering his nine-year-old grandson in Lincoln will appear in court later.
The risks of alcohol advertising, child drug abuse and the spread of diseases like Ebola make the headlines, along with news of a "blizzard" set to hit the UK.
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