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Cuba's relationship with the US in 16 images
British double Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro perform the "ride of our lives" to set another world record.
A Nigerian court martial in the capital Abuja sentences 54 soldiers to death for refusing to fight Boko Haram Islamist militants.
Making a Christmas special 'special'
Performance artist Anida Yoeu Ali's Buddhist bug series aims to answer questions about religion, identity and difference
Watch the record FA Cup shootout between League One side Scunthorpe United and non-league Worcester City in their second-round replay.
Non-league Worcester City's FA Cup run ends as Scunthorpe win 14-13 in the longest penalty shootout in FA Cup history.
Sony cancels the release of The Interview, a film about a fictional plot to kill North Korea's leader, after major cinemas decide not to screen it.
After the announcement of a "historic shift" in US-Cuba relations, how will the lives of Cubans change and how will the changes be received in Cuba and the US?
Liverpool secure a much-needed victory as Raheem Sterling scores twice in a League Cup quarter-final win over Bournemouth.
Toulon's Delon Armitage is banned for 12 weeks for using foul and abusive language towards Leicester Tigers fans.
Four-time winners Tottenham move into the League Cup semi-finals with an emphatic win against Newcastle United.
Another two men are charged with terror offences as part of an undercover police investigation into dissident republican terrorism in Newry, County Down.
Colombia's Farc rebels declare a unilateral ceasefire for an indefinite period of time, but the government is yet to respond to the move.
Anthony Crolla has surgery after being attacked by burglars, suffering a fractured skull and a broken ankle.
Kaillie Humphries & Elana Meyers Taylor will this weekend become the first women to compete in a four-man bobsleigh World Cup event.
Former England one-day coach Ashley Giles says captain Alastair Cook's form is a "big worry" ahead of the World Cup.
The BBC's Shaimaa Khalil has been meeting some of the families in Peshawar who are in grief following an attack by the Taliban on a school, killing 141 people, mostly children.
The US military has been showing off its latest catch.
Geeks v Spooks, microbiomes and elections at home and abroad: What Newsnight's specialists think could be 2015's big themes.