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More than 160,000 people in Malaysia have been forced to evacuate their homes and at least eight people have died in the country's worst flood in decades.
AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes says he is "devastated" that a plane carrying 162 people from Indonesia to Singapore has gone missing.
Second-half goals from George Boyd and Ashley Barnes earn Burnley a draw after Manchester City led 2-0 at half-time.
Following the disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501, BBC Transport Correspondent Richard Westcott considers what investigators will focus on in their search for answers.
The British national on AirAsia flight QZ8501, which has gone missing with 162 passengers on board, is Chi-Man Choi, the BBC understands.
Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal on his team's draw at Tottenham, title chances and the busy Christmas schedule.
Snow and ice strand up to 15,000 motorists in the French Alps, snarling up holiday traffic to and from ski resorts, the authorities say.
Heavy snowfall in the French Alps hits thousands of vehicles, snarling up holiday traffic to and from ski resorts and leaving travellers stranded.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says after a 1-1 draw against Southampton that there is a "campaign" against his side.
Comedy actor Ade Edmondson is to star alongside Lily James, best known as Downton Abbey's Lady Rose, in a BBC television adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace.
A man who killed five people in a shooting spree in West Bromwich dies at a high-security psychiatric hospital, the BBC understands.
Leaders Chelsea can only pick up a point as they are held by a resilient Southampton at St Mary's Stadium.
Thirty-seven children, whose parents were killed in the recent Israel-Gaza conflict, are blocked by Hamas from entering Israel on peace activists' visit.