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Haiti's President Michel Martelly reaches a deal with lawmakers to extend the mandate of legislators and avoid a political vacuum.
Prosecutors in South Korea detain former Korean Air executive Cho Hyun-ah, who delayed a plane over how nuts were served to her.
Healthcare worker Pauline Cafferkey, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Glasgow from Sierra Leone, arrives for specialist care at London's Royal Free Hospital.
Police in Australia have released CCTV footage in search of a man who tried to rob an ATM by blowing it up.
Happiness is on the rise globally, with 70% of people content with their lives, according to a survey of 64,000 people in 65 countries.
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.
The ambassador to Japan thanks a family who have tended a British teacher's grave for 143 years.
What's in store for the Asian giant in the coming year?
The rolling hills of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have been home to America's steel industry for more than 150 years. Residents have struggled with air pollution from regional plants for nearly the same amount of time.
President Barack Obama calls a couple who had to move their Hawaii wedding because he was playing golf.
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse accepts an FA charge of violent conduct and will serve a three-match ban.