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Four US service personnel are wounded as aircraft involved in evacuating US citizens come under fire in the spreading South Sudan conflict.
The mother of a British doctor who died in a Syrian prison visits a morgue in Beirut where her son's body was taken.
Russian ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been reunited with his son in Berlin after being freed from a decade in jail, his spokeswoman says.
Danny Welbeck scores first home goal for 14 months as Manchester United cruise to victory against West Ham.
Manchester City move up to second in the Premier League table after a thrilling win against Fulham at Craven Cottage.
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Liverpool go top of the league after a win over a Cardiff side with doubts over the future of manager Malky Mackay.
Memorial services are being held in the UK and US to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing in which 270 people were killed.
Gareth Bale is expected to be fit to play for Real Madrid when they travel to La Liga rivals Valencia on Sunday.
The commander of an Iraqi army division and other senior officers are killed in a bomb attack during an operation against Islamist militants in Anbar province.
Veteran BBC sports presenter David Coleman, who covered 11 Olympic Games and six football World Cups, has died aged 87.
Cardiff boss Malky Mackay refuses to comment on his future at the club before taking charge of the team at Liverpool.
Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party has announced it will boycott snap elections set for 2 February.
Astronauts at the International Space Station begin a spacewalk to carry out urgent repairs to the cooling system.
The Chessington World of Adventures theme park in Surrey is closed after a fire at a cafe spread to a neighbouring attraction.
Thailand's main opposition Democrat Party is to boycott snap elections called to resolve a political crisis sparked by weeks of street protests.
A Chinese billionaire and three others are feared dead in a helicopter crash that happened as he was surveying his newly-purchased French vineyard.
Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi will face a third criminal trial, over his breakout from prison in 2011.
The BBC's Jim Muir reports from Beirut in Lebanon as thousands of Christian Syrian refugees celebrate Christmas with an uncertain future.
A US public relations executive provokes a storm of online protest for writing a Twitter comment about Aids in Africa.