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Asian stock markets end mostly higher on the first full trading day after Christmas, but Japan's Nikkei hit by Ebola concerns.
Mexican bullfighter Karla de los Angeles sustains cuts to her thigh and gluteal muscles as she is gored by a bull at a fight in Mexico City.
Batsman Shaun Marsh hits a vital half-century as Australia move closer to victory over India in Melbourne.
Russia's economy contracts for the first time in five years as President Putin moves to protect the country's banks.
Rory Cellan-Jones looks back at the big technology trends of 2014.
Michael Schumacher faces a "long fight" on the road to recovery, his manager says a year after the F1 champion suffered head injuries while skiing.
Renowned US classical pianist Claude Frank dies at the age of 89 at his home in New York.
New Zealand beat Sri Lanka by eight wickets in Christchurch to complete their most successful year in Test cricket.
The families of two of the three al-Jazeera journalists serving a prison sentence in Egypt say they are optimistic that an appeals court with order their release.
West Brom are not expected to make an announcement on Monday about the future of manager Alan Irvine.
The Wolf of Wall Street, Martin Scorsese's true-life tale of corrupt New York stockbrokers, leads the pack of the most illegally downloaded movies of 2014.
Spain striker Fernando Torres will return to Atletico Madrid on loan from AC Milan until the end of the 2015-16 season.
Controversial Sony film The Interview becomes the studio's most downloaded film ever, just four days after its release online.
Newly-released documents show how the UK and Irish governments clashed over Irish language policy in the 1980s.
The Greek parliament meets ahead of a third and final vote on whether to approve a new president, in a move that could trigger a snap election.
The final Hobbit film holds off war epic Unbroken and the Stephen Sondheim-inspired Into the Woods to retain the top spot at the US and Canada box office.
Rescuers have spent the night battling smoke and gale-force winds to try to save more than 250 passengers trapped on a burning Italian ferry in the Adriatic Sea.
Robot-assisted surgery is becoming increasingly common in UK hospitals, as the BBC's Victoria Gill reports.
The father of the pilot of the missing AirAsia plane has been speaking about the possibility that his son may not come back alive.
Man Utd target Coleman, Liverpool chase Berahino, Moyes wants to take Liverpool's Can to Real Sociedad, plus more.