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Former model Heather Mills says she wants to break the world record for female disabled speed skiing next year.
A Chippenham man who posed as a serving soldier and falsely claimed to be collecting money for the charity Help for Heroes is jailed.
Teams at the Africa Cup of Nations have been searching for accommodation because there are not enough hotel rooms.
Images from around the world: 15 January
A handcuffed teenager saves a police officer having a heart attack at Fort Lauderdale Police Department Booking Facility.
An intruder who fatally stabbed a 52-year-old man at a flat in the Yoker area of Glasgow is jailed for life for murder.
Ronnie O'Sullivan breaks Stephen Hendry's all-time centuries record of 775 in the Masters.
The wife of liberal Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes, urges Western powers to demand his release.
The attorney general says it cannot review whether a suspended sentence for a religious studies teacher, who had a sex with a pupil, was too lenient.
In her BBC Sport column, the Olympic champion talks about her cautious return to the skeleton track after suffering dizziness.
Royal Bank of Scotland admits it has mis-sold loans to small business customers under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee scheme.
The Green Party says it has overtaken UKIP to become the fifth largest party by membership, after nearly 2,000 people joined overnight.
Marriott International abandons its much criticised policy of blocking the use of personal wi-fi hotspots on its properties.
Ireland's bank bailout has cost 40bn euros (£31bn) to date, its parliamentary banking inquiry has heard.
A teenager who murdered a father-of-three is told he will spend at least 15 years behind bars.
Germany's Chancellor Merkel wants new EU rules soon on data retention, to help in the fight against terrorism.
An allotment is being searched by police who are investigating the murder of a woman from Cardiff who went missing on Christmas Eve.
A Conservative peer calls for the US import ban on haggis to be lifted by suggesting that it may help America tackle its obesity problem.
Regulator Ofcom will regularly assess whether BT's wholesale and retail prices for broadband are fair, it says.
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York call for a rethink of the way poverty is addressed in the UK, and urge a greater take-up of the living wage.