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A man is in a life-threatening condition after falling from a height from an escalator in a department store in south-west London.
Police release two men without charge after a woman's death in Ceredigion is ruled non-suspicious.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he is defying house arrest to join a protest after his brother is jailed for three and a half years.
Police in Australia have released CCTV footage in search of a man who tried to rob an ATM by blowing it up.
Sharanjit Leyl meets a woman who was due to fly on AirAsia QZ8051 but changed her booking, as she and her family watch the search for the missing aircraft.
What's in store for China in 2015? The BBC's Carrie Gracie takes a look at the issues facing the country as well as its prospects for the new year.
A woman and two children have died in a fire in a caravan near Lingfield, Surrey.
President Barack Obama calls a couple who had to move their Hawaii wedding because he was playing golf.
United Airlines and travel firm Orbitz have launched legal action against a site that finds cheap airfares.
A cargo ship said to be carrying migrants near the Greek island of Corfu sends out a distress signal amid reports there are armed people on board.
The Ebola victim who triggered the current outbreak - a two year old boy from a small village in Guinea - may have been infected by playing in a hollow tree housing a colony of bats, say scientists.
Iraqi government forces have retaken the town of Dhuluiya from Islamic State, sources say, reportedly inflicting heavy causalities on the jihadist group.
Two Albanian seamen have been killed on a tugboat while towing the fire-stricken Norman Atlantic ferry.
Human skeletal remains are found by a member of the public at a nature reserve.
A llama that fled from a field in Littleborough, Greater Manchester, after being scared by a dog, managed to evade capture for six hours.
Goats at a Dorset community farm are used as an alternative means of recycling Christmas trees.
Owner David Hughes says London Broncos' new-look squad are capable of securing an immediate return to Super League.
A stolen Wedding Cake tree which was planted by the Duchess of Cornwall to celebrate the marriage of William and Kate will be replaced.
Production from the Kinnoull field in the central North Sea has started, BP announces.
Greeks are preparing for more political turmoil, after MPs rejected the government's presidential nominee and triggered snap parliamentary elections, says the BBC's Lucy Williamson.