The government is set to miss its immigration targets as net migration to the UK reaches its highest level since the 2010 general election.
A one-month jail sentence is given to Bastia's Brazilian striker Brandao for a headbutt in a French league fixture.
Arsenal say midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out for around three months after undergoing surgery on his left ankle.
A coroner breaks down in tears while summing up the inquest in to the death of a soldier killed in Afghanistan.
A joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.
The head of the games studio behind Assassin's Creed Unity emails players apologising for glitches in the game and offering compensation.
Passengers due to take a flight in Siberia had to get out and push the aircraft after its brake pads froze solid.
Ghana appoint former Chelsea boss Avram Grant as their new coach six weeks before the start of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Israel says it has uncovered a Hamas cell in the West Bank that was planning to carry out a series of attacks in Jerusalem, including one on a stadium.
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First Minister Carwyn Jones calls for Wales to be offered the same powers as Scotland and accuses the UK government of a "piecemeal approach" to devolution.
A manhunt is under way after the bodies of a couple in their 50s were found at a house in Surrey, as Duncan Kennedy reports
A 10-hour production of Tolstoy's epic novel War and Peace, featuring John Hurt, will dominate BBC Radio 4's output on New Year's Day.
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Woman on subway flouts Iran's dress code
A Sinn Féin councillor is among five people arrested by police investigating paramilitary activity in County Londonderry.
A Belfast school has apologised after complaints were made about a worksheet on religious views on homosexuality.
Electronic devices sold in the US are no longer required to display certain regulatory symbols and text, thanks to a new law.
Gwent Police is failing on all levels of policing, North Wales Police on some while Dyfed-Powys and South Wales are doing well, according to inspectors.
Tanzania's prime minister is under parliamentary pressure to resign over alleged fraudulent payments worth $120m (£76m) to an energy firm.