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Temperatures across much of the northern and eastern US are plunging to "dangerously cold" levels, the National Weather Service says.
Darryl Fitton beats number two seed Alan Norris in a deciding set tie-break to reach the BDO World Championship quarter-finals.
Sri Lankan leader Mahinda Rajapaksa faces an unexpected battle to hold on to power, as millions prepare to vote in a tightly fought election.
Jonathan Trott hits 79 from 127 balls as England Lions draw their opening tour game against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto.
Why do people keep posting the hoax Facebook privacy notices?
Pictures of the Hoegh Osaka moving after 'freeing itself' in the Solent
Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes accepts an offer to join Manchester United on an 18-month contract.
Two men are arrested on suspicion of murder by police investigating the disappearance of a woman on Christmas Eve.
How Pakistanis feel about Imran Khan's new wife
Why does everyone in the technology business descend on Las Vegas at the beginning of January every year?
The administrators of collapsed parcel delivery company City Link announce a further 230 redundancies at the firm, taking the total to 2,586.
A stricken cargo ship in the Solent has begun to drift, the Hampshire Police Marine Unit says.
Ebola test results are expected on a patient who is being monitored in an isolation unit at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital near Cardiff.
David Cameron and Ed Miliband open PMQs with statements of support for France after at least 12 people are shot dead in Paris.
The family of a five-year-girl who died after being hit by a car in Eastbourne have been denied visas to attend her funeral, the local MP says.
Seldom has the disjuncture in politics, north and south of the Border, been more evident than in the controversy which has attended Jim Murphy's comments about using a "mansion tax" to hire nurses in Scotland.
Elliott Spencer, the partner of comedian Stephen Fry, is banned from driving after speeding to get his fiance to the Hay-on-Wye festival.
Video taken from a rooftop in Paris show two gunmen attacking a magazine office leaving 12 people dead
Hospitals are reporting they are facing problems discharging patients as they struggle to cope with A&E pressures.
Sainsbury's has announced its worst Christmas sales for a decade - with its new boss saying the rest of the year will "remain challenging".