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A gunman has seized hostages at a kosher supermarket in Paris, while police in northern France have cornered the two Charlie Hebdo massacre suspects.
Cardiff City will return to playing in their traditional home blue strip after owner Vincent Tan gives the go-ahead.
Officials say rebels have intensified their shelling of government positions in eastern Ukraine, with reports of soldiers and civilians killed.
Cuddly bears and sex-mad aliens get Bafta nods
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A man from Fife who killed his lifelong friend by stabbing him through the heart after a row is jailed for 10 years.
Arsenal keeper Wojciech Szczesny apologises to Arsene Wenger after reports he smoked in the Gunners dressing room.
The US economy adds 252,000 jobs in December, while the unemployment rate falls from 5.8% to 5.6%.
Security arrangements at an army base in Cambridgeshire where Libyan soldiers were being trained were "inadequate", a report concludes.
The BBC submits its controversial coverage of a raid on Sir Cliff Richard's house for a major journalism award.
Rob Konrad spends up to 12 hours in the water to swim nine miles back to shore after falling off his boat while fishing.
The firm says it was a "canary in the coalmine" after being hacked and was reacting to the situation as it unfolded.
A salesman, known only as Didier, tells French radio that he met and shook hands with one of the terrorists in Dammartin-en-Goele.
Two promising Ebola vaccines are to be tried on the frontline of the epidemic in West Africa, the World Health Organization has announced.
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Roger Federer thrashes wildcard James Duckworth 6-0 6-1 in Brisbane as he warms up ahead for the Australian Open.
The BBC understands letter bomb sent to the Police Service of Northern Ireland's headquarters was addressed to Chief Constable George Hamilton.
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Police have surrounded a warehouse in northern France, as they close in on gunmen suspected of killing staff at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
Seleka rebels in the Central Africa Republic say they should be given the $5m US reward for capturing a Ugandan militia leader wanted for war crimes.