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Justice Lowell Goddard is set to name the first institutions to be investigated as part of the independent inquiry into child abuse in England and Wales.
France is holding a national memorial service to remember the 130 people who died in the Paris attacks two weeks ago.
The judge leading the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse announces its first investigations.
The Queen opens a two-day summit of Commonwealth leaders in Malta, as David Cameron promises a Commonwealth unit to target the "scourge" of extremism.
A gun attack on a police patrol car in west Belfast, in which up to eight shots were fired, is being treated as attempted murder.
The Black Friday sales get under way, but early signs are that stores have seen smaller crowds than last year as sales switch online.
Lewis Hamilton pips Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to fastest time in first practice at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse will get down to work next year - but don't expect quick results, says Tom Symonds.
China's Shanghai Composite share index closes down by more than 5% after several major brokerage firms announce they are under investigation.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing the threat of resignations from his shadow cabinet amid a split over his opposition to UK air strikes in Syria.
A large chunk of what is believed to have been an unmanned American space rocket is found in the sea off the Isles of Scilly.
The annual rate of increase in UK house prices slowed slightly in November, according to the latest survey from the Nationwide.
A week on from the Radisson Blu hotel attack in Bamako, Mali's officials are looking at how best to counter terrorism, says Thomas Fessy.
Religious education in England's schools needs a total overhaul to bring the subject into the 21st Century, argues a report.
Canada's Miss World contender says she was barred from boarding a plane from Hong Kong to the China city hosting this year's pageant.
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump denies mocking a disabled reporter during a campaign address this week.
France holds a national memorial service for the 130 people who died in the gun and bomb attacks in Paris two weeks ago.
Crimewatch presenter Kirsty Young is to step down from the BBC One programme after seven years.
Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths says his performance was "shocking" as Celtic fail to progress from their Europa League group.
London's ambulance service NHS Trust becomes the first to be put into special measures after a recommendation by inspectors.