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The BBC's Damian Grammaticas reports on the police mission that saw the killing of the Kouachi brothers, who spent two days on the run.
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri is jailed for life by a New York court for supporting terrorism, following his extradition from the UK.
Toulon full-back Delon Armitage's 12-week ban for using abusive language is reduced to eight on appeal.
Northampton Borough Council leader David Mackintosh is named Philistine of the Year in Private Eye's Rotten Borough Awards 2014.
Profile of radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri.
Botanists have been stunned by the results of their annual hunt for plants in flower on New Year’s Day.
The uncle of a schoolboy who died after a minibus crash at his school is charged with dishonestly collecting charity money.
A man found dead in Kenya who was linked to the trial of Deputy President William Ruto was implicated in efforts to corrupt witnesses, the International Criminal Court (ICC) says.
Edinburgh Capitals player Joe Grimaldi spears Nottingham Panthers' Max Parent with his stick and throws his helmet at him during a match.
Listen to live BBC Radio Wales commentary of Cardiff Blues v Leinster in the Pro12.
An Elvis fan is planning his dream trip to Graceland after becoming a lottery millionaire - on the King of Rock and Roll's birthday.
French police storm two hostage sites in Paris and north of the city, with the hostage takers reported dead.
Benedict Cumberbatch and King Richard III are cousins, and more nuggets.
The week in numbers with our Go Figure images.
Police are forced to step in as scuffles break out at the long-delayed funeral of Black Watch soldier Pte Mark Connolly.
Explosions have been heard around a supermarket where hostages are being held in eastern Paris.
A collection of some of the best reads from the BBC News website this week.
Explosions and gunfire has been heard at the warehouse where the suspects in the Charlie Hebdo siege are holding a hostag
A virulent pathogen that starves and can kill olive trees poses a serious threat to EU olive production, experts warn.
Police are investigating after an MP received threats on Twitter that his office would be bombed.