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Stephanie Roche, who came second in Fifa's goal of the year award, says she hopes her goal will help change perceptions of women's football.
The cover of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo magazine features an illustration of the Prophet Muhammad, below the words "all is forgiven".
Birmingham reacts to 'Muslim only' gaffe
Chris Froome says he cannot show weakness to his rival Alberto Contador when he bids for a second Tour de France title.
Emergency services search the River Taff after a member of the public reported seeing a body in the water.
Roy Hodgson votes Javier Mascherano the world's best player but winner Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are not on his Ballon d'Or list.
Is 13 too young for transgender therapy?
Police investigating the murder of a man in County Antrim return to the scene a week later in an attempt to find more witnesses.
Electricity is restored to homes that had been left without power by recent storms as forecasters predict snow across much of Scotland.
Dundee United move up to third in the Premiership with victory over Hamilton.
A recipe change for Cadbury's Creme Eggs has provoked outrage among some chocolate lovers.
Chelsea captain John Terry takes a number of selfies with fans while watching the Masters at London's Alexandra Palace.
Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi and Manuel Neuer to win the 2014 Fifa Ballon d'Or at a ceremony in Zurich.
David Harsent wins the prestigious TS Eliot poetry prize for his eleventh collection Fire Songs - his first victory in five nominations.
Three South Yorkshire MPs say they are suing two UKIP politicians over remarks made about them in relation to the Rotherham child abuse scandal.
Unbeaten heavyweight Anthony Joshua pulls out of his fight against Kevin Johnson with a back injury.
Train services between Tanzania and Zambia are paralysed by a strike by Tanzanian workers who say they have not been paid for five months.
An American terrorism commentator has apologised for getting his facts wrong about Birmingham during a Fox News interview.
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is named world footballer of the year, winning the Ballon d'Or for the second year in a row.
Colombia's James Rodriguez wins the Fifa goal of the year award, beating Irishwoman Stephanie Roche and Robin van Persie.