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The US Congress begins a new term with the Republicans in control of Congress for the first time in eight years, but with a leadership headache to overcome.
Number two seed Alan Norris twice comes from behind to beat Sweden's Daniel Larsson in round one of the BDO World Championships.
BBC Wales Sport understands Manchester City have contacted Swansea City over the possibility of signing striker Wilfried Bony.
Souvenir tickets for an Accrington Stanley FA Cup tie against Manchester United which will never happen sell out.
Parliament is urged to change the law over publishing photos of children without parental consent, after a campaign by the wife of rock star Paul Weller.
An ex-lover of paedophile singer Ian Watkins was trying to expose his abuse but viewed as a "nuisance" harassing the rock star by police, a trial hears.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is on the brink of finalising an 18-month deal to join MLS side Los Angeles Galaxy.
Police Scotland is set to complete a formal report into the Glasgow bin lorry crash by the end of January.
Why the row over 'mansion tax' suits new Scottish Labour leader
A security van driver accused of stealing more than £800,000 from the company he worked for was "in on the plot", a court hears.
Former FA chairman David Bernstein has backed Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein's bid to challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency.
Jonathan Edwards' poetry anthology My Family and Other Superheroes is reprinted after selling out following its recent Costa win.
A woman who started a petition against convicted rapist Ched Evans' proposed move to Oldham says the player "doesn't know what rape is".
A Belgian man serving a life sentence for rape and murder will not be allowed to have doctors end his life, the justice minister says.
Israel sentences Palestinian to life in prison over killing of three Israeli teenagers in West Bank last year
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy is accused of trying to "buy" Scottish votes with money "expropriated" from London to pay for more nurses in Scotland.
Sting's Broadway musical Last Ship is to close on 24 January, despite New York theatres recording a record-breaking year.
At least 23 Iraqi troops and pro-government fighters are killed in clashes with militants in the western province of Anbar, officials say.
An Islamic education and tuition college in east London has closed down.
Terror attacks on schools and colleges around the world have risen to higher levels than at any point in more than 40 years, according to a long-term analysis of global terrorism.