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Fatal bin lorry crash investigated
Detailed investigations at the scene of a fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow are due to resume at first light, police say.
Internet crashes in North Korea
North Korea suffers severe internet outages, days after the US accuses the country of being behind a massive attack on Sony Pictures.
Northern Ireland talks continuing
Talks between the Northern Ireland political parties are continuing at Stormont, with Tuesday morning set as a deadline for agreement.
Sydney bids farewell to siege dead
Sydney remembers the victims of the Lindt cafe siege, with the funeral of manager Tori Johnson and a memorial service for barrister Katrina Dawson.
Carlisle in hospital after accident
Clarke Carlisle, the ex-Professional Footballers' Association chairman, is in hospital after being involved in a collision with a lorry.
Van driven into shoppers in France
Ten people are injured as a van is driven into shoppers at a Christmas market in Nantes, officials say, with reports the driver then stabbed himself.
E-readers 'damage sleep and health'
If you curl up under the duvet with an ebook for a bedtime read then you are damaging your sleep and maybe your health, US doctors have warned.
Council pothole repair cash listed
The money allocated to local authorities in England to tackle potholes and improve local roads is announced by the Department for Transport.
Tackle loneliness to 'shield' A&E
NHS leaders warn loneliness could cause a major spike in emergency admissions
Ebola vaccine 'promising in Africa'
Early trials in Uganda reveal an experimental Ebola vaccine is as safe in African populations as it is in American populations.
Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70
Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of The Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, dies aged 70.
Pope Francis criticism stuns Vatican
The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.
VIDEO: Treasure hunter reveals ancient find
A hoard of Roman and Pictish silver was found last year but the exact location had been kept a closely guarded secret until now.
VIDEO: Joe Cocker playing at Woodstock
Joe Cocker and the Grease Band perform "With a little help from my friends" at Woodstock festival in 1969.
VIDEO: Rural shoppers boost online figures
The number of online shoppers is on the rise this Christmas, with 91% of rural dwellers now shopping online.
VIDEO: 'Lost' seal rescued from field
Police firefighters and animal welfare officials rescue a common seal found in a Merseyside field about 20 miles (32km) from the sea.
VIDEO: 2m raised after dogs' home fire
Almost 2 million has now been raised for Manchester Dogs' Home after a fire in September that saw 50 animals die.
VIDEO: Men sentenced for 'lunatic' driving
Seven men are sentenced for "driving like lunatics" in a convoy which caused a head-on crash.
VIDEO: The history of Christmas crackers
Christmas crackers are bound to be a feature of Yuletide celebrations this Thursday, but did you know that they actually date back more than 150 years?
VIDEO: How to make artificial snow
BBC Weather's Carol Kirkwood visits Snow Business, a company in Stroud, Gloucestershire, which makes snow for the film industry.
'Runaway' lorry and Labour's Clegg 'plot' - front pages
The bin lorry crash in Glasgow, which left six people dead, is the main story for many papers. Others focus on Labour's plans for May's general election.
2014 was the year of self-doubt
The year 2014 will go down as one of unprecedented events that challenged the established view of the world
The world economy in 2014
Not a disaster - but 2014 wasn't a great year for the global economy, says Andrew Walker.
Where will the oil price settle?
The oil price may have hit bottom. But oil will continue for some months yet to be the big influence on prosperity and power.
Germany wants more women in boardroom
A new measure aims to increase the number of women in senior positions in German industry - but it must overcome deep-seated antagonism, says Jenny Hill.
Digging for diversity in Botswana
A look at attempts in Botswana to move the country's economy away from a resilience on diamonds.
Picture power: The masked man
Photographer Marko Djurica on the story behind his picture from Donetsk.
VIDEO: A look at the scale of the 2004 tsunami
The BBC takes a closer look at the scale of one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history - the tsunami of 2004
Picture power: Abandoned on the border
Photographer Murad Sezer explains why he shot an abandoned baby's cradle on the Syrian Turkish border.
VIDEO: How can a fish be a spy? - in 15 secs
The US navy has developed a robot that looks like a fish, but has high-tech surveillance equipment inside.
'Lost' common seal rescued from field
A common seal found in a field in Merseyside is taken to a wildlife hospital "exhausted" after being rescued.
Solstice crowd gathers at Stonehenge
More than 1,000 people meet at Stonehenge to mark the winter solstice.
Brighton manager Hyypia resigns
Sami Hyypia resigns as manager of Championship strugglers Brighton after one win in 18 league games.
Burgess scores first try in union
Sam Burgess scores his first try in rugby union as he plays at blindside flanker in Bath academy's win over London Irish A.
Stoke City 0-2 Chelsea
Chelsea seal top spot in the Premier League at Christmas as goals from John Terry and Cesc Fabregas secure victory at Stoke.
Ferrari boss predicts tough 2015
Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne believes that 2015 is likely to be another difficult year for the Formula 1 team.
Carrick is England's best - Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson describes Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick as "the best English player in the game".
Rouble rallies despite crisis warning
Russia's former finance minister warns the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.
Internet problems hit food shoppers
Hundreds of online supermarket shoppers have been experiencing frustrating technical problems amid the rush for Christmas.
Child abuse inquiry overhaul urged
Dozens of child abuse survivors urge the government to scrap an inquiry into historical abuse and replace it with a more powerful body.
Scientists attack student exit plan
Home Secretary Theresa May's plan to expel foreign graduates draws criticism from the scientific community.
NHS to 'unlock secrets' using DNA
A new genetics project could help "unlock a series of secrets about devastating diseases" including cancer and rare genetic disorders, the NHS says.
Ambulance wait times 'may increase'
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
Pakistan arrests over school attack
Pakistan's interior minister says police have arrested several suspects in connection with last week's massacre at a school in Peshawar.
May targets student visa 'abuse'
Home Secretary Theresa May backs a plan that would force foreign students to leave the UK after their university courses, in a bid to curb illegal immigration.
Cheap spyware used by stalkers
Stalkers and abusers are increasingly using cheap spyware to monitor and harass their victims, a new charity claims.
Jail over Silk Road bitcoin deals
Bitcoin trader Charlie Shrem has been sentenced to two years in jail for indirectly helping people swap cash for bitcoins on the Silk Road marketplace.
Big cat trade from Burma to China up
A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.
Antarctic science archive unlocked
Aerial photographs from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.
The Miniaturist voted book of the year
Jessie Burton's debut novel The Miniaturist comes top of a public vote to be named Specsavers Book of the Year.
Big Brother tops TV complaints list
Big Brother is the most complained about TV show of the year, with X Factor, EastEnders, Coronation Street and X Factor all in the top 10.
What are the chances of snow at Christmas?
In the UK there's a greater chance of snow at Easter than at Christmas.
10 things we didn't know last week
The NSA had a staff 'Clown Club', and more nuggets from the news.
Two men charged with PC's murder
Two men are charged with the murder of off-duty Merseyside police constable Neil Doyle.
Body found in missing party man hunt
Police divers searching a canal for missing Stoke-on-Trent man James Brindley find a body.
Witnesses tell of 'horrible scenes'
Eyewitnesses describe the "horrible scenes" after a bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow, killing six people.
Airport set for passenger milestone
Edinburgh Airport says it expects to welcome its 10 millionth passenger of the year on Tuesday.
Man dies after he is hit by train
A man dies after he is hit by a train at Dunmurry Halt station on the outskirts of Belfast.
20-year-old dies in three-car crash
A 20-year-old man has died following a three-car collision near Downpatrick in County Down.
'Lunatic' drivers jailed over crash
Three men are jailed and four others are given suspended sentences for dangerous driving following a head-on crash.
Children's entertainer pleads guilty
A north Wales children's entertainer pleads guilty to a string of charges relating to child abuse images and drug offences.
Essebsi wins Tunisia president vote
Beji Caid Essebsi is confirmed as winner of Tunisia's first free presidential poll, but critics say this marks the return of the old regime.
Deadly twin bombings hit Nigeria
At least 26 people have been killed in bombings in two major cities in northern Nigeria, with commuters and shoppers targeted, witnesses say.
Pakistan ready to ramp up executions
More than 50 people convicted of terrorism in Pakistan face imminent execution after the president rejected mercy petitions, officials say.
China investigates ex-leader's aide
China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report, after he is accused of "disciplinary violations".
Tripadvisor fined by Italy regulator
Italy's competition watchdog fines travel website Tripadvisor ?500,000 (392,000) for publishing misleading information in its reviews.
Six people killed in bin lorry crash
Six people have been killed and eight others injured after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow.
Argentine court grants rights to ape
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
Argentine town bans beauty contests
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.
Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
New York mayor urges city to heal
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has urged his city to heal and support the families of two police officers that were shot dead on Saturday.
Alstom to pay US $772m bribery fine
Alstom agree to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.
Day in pictures: 22 December 2014
Images from around the world: 22 December
Brighton Winter Solstice in pictures
Brighton's annual Burning the Clocks
Week in pictures: 13-19 December 2014
News photo from around the world
Picture power: Doused with milk
Treated for the effects of pepper spray
Day in pictures: 18 December 2014
Images from around the world: 18 December
Your pictures of the year 2014
A selection of the best readers' photos
In pictures: US-Cuban relations
Story of Cuba's relationship with the US
Picture power: Under the dress
Actress America Ferrera red-faced
VIDEO: Transport Committee
MPs hear evidence on the failure of air traffic management systems.
VIDEO: US veterans return to Afghanistan
The BBC's Ian Pannell accompanies a group of US combat veterans who are part of a unique PTSD therapy programme that takes them back to the frontline.
VIDEO: Paul McCartney remembers Joe Cocker
Sir Paul McCartney says he is extremely sad to hear that the singer Joe Cocker has died.
VIDEO: Several dead in Glasgow bin lorry crash
Several people are killed when a bin lorry crashes into pedestrians in George Square, Glasgow.
VIDEO: NI parties edging towards deal
Political parties in Northern Ireland are apparently getting closer to an agreement on a variety of contentious issues.
VIDEO: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma
The Yazidi minority in Iraq say 3,500 women and girls are still being held by Islamic State, many being used as sex slaves.
VIDEO: Tsunami: Pictures from then and now
This collection of photographs shows the redevelopment of some areas affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
VIDEO: Airbus to deliver first A350 XWBs
Monday marks a big day for Airbus at its main factory headquarters in Toulouse, as Qatar Airways takes the first delivery of the plane makers newest twin-aisle A350 XWB.
VIDEO: Floods spark retail park chaos
Firefighters have rescued 42 people who were stranded by floodwater at a supermarket in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire.
The day the Pintupi Nine entered the modern world
The day the Pintupi Nine entered the modern world
The people who choose to be alone at Christmas
The people who prefer to be alone on 25 Dec
Quiz of the year pt 3: 2014's biggest 'fails'
What were the biggest 'fails' of 2014?
Never a Dahl moment: Esio Trot on TV
Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench on age, romance and tortoises
'My daughter never gets full'
Meal planning for a daughter who never feels full
VIDEO: Returning to Afghanistan after the war
The US troops who go back as part of PTSD treatment
VIDEO: Meeting a wild wolf pack
Forming bonds with one of our most feared predators
The agents fighting online jihadists
The agents fighting online jihadists
Is murder the price of 'anti-police' rhetoric?
Is New York mayor to blame for rising tensions?

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 World News
Internet crashes in North Korea
North Korea suffers severe internet outages, days after the US accuses the country of being behind a massive attack on Sony Pictures.
Sydney bids farewell to siege dead
Sydney remembers the victims of the Lindt cafe siege, with the funeral of manager Tori Johnson and a memorial service for barrister Katrina Dawson.
Pakistan ready to ramp up executions
More than 50 people convicted of terrorism in Pakistan face imminent execution after the president rejected mercy petitions, officials say.
Van driven into shoppers in France
Ten people are injured as a van is driven into shoppers at a Christmas market in Nantes, officials say, with reports the driver then stabbed himself.
Pope Francis criticism stuns Vatican
The Pope tells cardinals there is a need to purge "spiritual Alzheimer's" and "the terrorism of gossip" from the Vatican.
Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70
Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of The Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, dies aged 70.
UN discusses N Korea human rights
The UN Security Council begins a rare discussion of North Korea's human rights situation, amid reports of a large-scale internet outage in the country.
Essebsi wins Tunisia president vote
Beji Caid Essebsi is confirmed as winner of Tunisia's first free presidential poll, but critics say this marks the return of the old regime.
China investigates ex-leader's aide
China launches an investigation into former President Hu Jintao's top aide, state media report, after he is accused of "disciplinary violations".
New York mayor urges city to heal
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has urged his city to heal and support the families of two police officers that were shot dead on Saturday.
Alstom to pay US $772m bribery fine
Alstom agree to pay $772m in criminal penalties to settle charges with the US Department of Justice.
Spanish princess to face fraud trial
The Spanish king's sister, Princess Cristina, is to face a tax fraud trial over alleged links to her husband's dealings.
Rouble rallies despite crisis warning
Russia's former finance minister warns the country is entering a "full blown economic crisis" and will enter recession next year.
Muhammad Ali is 'vastly improved'
The condition of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" since he was taken to hospital with pneumonia on Saturday, his spokesman says.
Hack causes 'damage' at steel works
A blast furnace at a German steel mill suffered "massive damage" following a cyber attack on the plant's network, says a report.
Catalan leader probed over vote
Catalonia's President Artur Mas is placed under formal investigation for his role in the Spanish region's unofficial vote on independence.
Giant 'El Gordo' lottery grips Spain
A massive ?2.2bn (1.7bn; $2.7bn) of prizes brings joy to thousands in Spain's famous "El Gordo" (The Fat One) lottery.
Final Hobbit film tops US box office
The third and final instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit films, The Battle of the Five Armies, tops the US box office.
North Korea threatens US over Sony
North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks.
Plea by parents of Aurora accused
The parents of James Holmes, the man charged with killing 12 and injuring 70 in a 2012 Colorado theatre massacre, have pleaded he be spared the death penalty.
Argentine court grants rights to ape
A court in Argentina rules that a shy orangutan who spent the last 20 years in a zoo can be granted some legal rights enjoyed by humans.
Argentine town bans beauty contests
A town in Argentina becomes the first in the country to ban beauty queen competitions in its traditional festivities, arguing they are sexist.
Deadly twin bombings hit Nigeria
At least 26 people have been killed in bombings in two major cities in northern Nigeria, with commuters and shoppers targeted, witnesses say.
IMF cuts blamed for Ebola spread
Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa, UK-based researchers say.
Big cat trade from Burma to China up
A new study suggests that the trade in parts of tigers and other wild cats from Myanmar into China is growing.
S Korea holds cyber drill after hack
South Korea's nuclear plant operator is to conduct drills testing its ability to withstand a cyber-attack, after a data leak and threats from a hacker.
Tripadvisor fined by Italy regulator
Italy's competition watchdog fines travel website Tripadvisor ?500,000 (392,000) for publishing misleading information in its reviews.
Six people killed in bin lorry crash
Six people have been killed and eight others injured after an out-of-control bin lorry crashed into pedestrians in central Glasgow.
Oil price fall 'not Opec's fault'
Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
Kurds 'take' part of Sinjar from IS
Kurdish authorities say their forces have taken control of a "large area" of the town of Sinjar, which was captured by Islamic State in August.
Fatal bin lorry crash investigated
Detailed investigations at the scene of a fatal bin lorry crash in Glasgow are due to resume at first light, police say.
Northern Ireland talks continuing
Talks between the Northern Ireland political parties are continuing at Stormont, with Tuesday morning set as a deadline for agreement.
Air China buys 60 Boeing aircraft
China's national carrier, Air China, is set to buy 60 Boeing 737 aircraft in a deal worth more than $6bn (3.8bn).
Asia down despite Wall Street highs
Asian markets headed lower on Tuesday despite big gains on Wall Street, which closed at record highs overnight.
Wall Street stocks edge to new highs
The Dow Jones and S&P 500 stock markets rise to fresh records, with big technology firms among the main gainers.
Stoke City 0-2 Chelsea
Chelsea seal top spot in the Premier League at Christmas as goals from John Terry and Cesc Fabregas secure victory at Stoke.
Carlisle in hospital after accident
Clarke Carlisle, the ex-Professional Footballers' Association chairman, is in hospital after being involved in a collision with a lorry.
Carrick is England's best - Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson describes Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick as "the best English player in the game".
Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
The Miniaturist voted book of the year
Jessie Burton's debut novel The Miniaturist comes top of a public vote to be named Specsavers Book of the Year.
Elton John and David Furnish marry
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.
VIDEO: Man who missed out on biggest jackpot
On the day the draw for the world's biggest lottery, El Gordo, takes place in Madrid with total prize pool of ?2.5 billion ($3bn) the BBC speaks to the man who missed out.
VIDEO: Life in Cape Town's notorious gang area
South Africa has one of the highest murder rates in the world and drugs and gun crime fuel the cycle of violence in the Cape Flats, an area notorious for gangs.
VIDEO: Indian Ocean tsunami: Aceh 10 years on
Andrew Harding returns to Aceh 10 years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami struck to see how things have changed.
VIDEO: Airbus to deliver first A350 XWBs
Monday marks a big day for Airbus at its main factory headquarters in Toulouse, as Qatar Airways takes the first delivery of the plane makers newest twin-aisle A350 XWB.
VIDEO: Nicaragua canal faces opposition
Nicaragua, the poorest country in mainland South America, announced on Monday it will break ground on a new canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
VIDEO: How free are Confucius Institutes?
A large scale school and university education programme, funded by the Chinese government, has been under attack in both the USA and Canada.
VIDEO: How oil prices affect Venezuelans
Venezuela is one of the countries most affected by the drop in oil prices - it was already in a deep economic crisis when the price per barrel was over $100.
VIDEO: Beefing up Botswana's cattle farming
With some experts forecasting the diminution of diamond reserves in as little as 20 years, Botswana must look to diversify its export industry.
2014 was the year of self-doubt
A historic year of self-doubt, nerves and instability
The day the Pintupi Nine entered the modern world
The day one Aboriginal group stepped into the 20th Century
VIDEO: Returning to Afghanistan after the war
The US troops who go back as part of PTSD treatment
Islamic State: Yazidi women tell of sex-slavery trauma
Sex-slavery trauma of Yazidis seized by Islamic State
Is murder the price of 'anti-police' rhetoric?
Is New York mayor to blame for rising tensions?
Indian Ocean tsunami: Emotional reunion in Aceh 10 years on
BBC reporter and Indonesian tsunami survivor 10 years on
The mystery of Chopin's death
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers
Day in pictures: 22 December 2014
A selection of news images from around the world
Indian village where people speak in Sanskrit
The Indian village where people speak in Sanskrit
VIDEO: Why US football has no relegation
Why American sports refuse to relegate the worst teams

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 Entertainment News
Singer Joe Cocker dies aged 70
Singer Joe Cocker, best known for his cover of The Beatles' With A Little Help From My Friends, dies aged 70.
The Miniaturist voted book of the year
Jessie Burton's debut novel The Miniaturist comes top of a public vote to be named Specsavers Book of the Year.
Big Brother tops TV complaints list
Big Brother is the most complained about TV show of the year, with X Factor, EastEnders, Coronation Street and X Factor all in the top 10.
Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82
Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
Lord Sugar names his tenth Apprentice
Amstrad founder Lord Sugar names his latest business partner at the climax of BBC One's The Apprentice.
Ben Haenow nabs Christmas number one
X Factor winner Ben Haenow wins the race for the Christmas number one single, with his song Something I Need.
North Korea threatens US over Sony
North Korea threatens unspecified attacks on the US as it escalates a war of words over the Sony Pictures cyber-attacks.
Sting 'electrifying' in own musical
Singer Sting is "a huge presence" in the Broadway musical he wrote and now appears in, according to one review.
Elton John and David Furnish marry
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage - with the musician documenting the day on the Instagram website.
Tom Brokaw cancer 'in remission'
Veteran newsman Tom Brokaw reveals that the multiple myeloma he was diagnosed with last year is in remission.
Final Hobbit film tops US box office
The third and final instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit films, The Battle of the Five Armies, tops the US box office.
Jackie Chan's son charged over drugs
The son of Hollywood actor Jackie Chan is charged with a drug offence, Chinese prosecutors say, and could now face three years in jail.
Photographer Jane Bown dies aged 89
Photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett among many others, dies aged 89.
Jigsaws used to create 4ft elephant
An artist creates a 4ft (1.2m) elephant using old jigsaw puzzles, as part of a scheme to donate new ones to five hospitals in England and Scotland.
Jimmy Osmond films drink-drive test
American singer Jimmy Osmond posts a video of himself being breathalysed by police officers in Llandudno.
Mayor approves 175m garden bridge
A controversial garden bridge is to be built across the River Thames as the Mayor of London approves the scheme.
School of Rock show set for Broadway
The musical version of the hit 2003 film School of Rock is to open on Broadway next year.
George III drawing is uncovered
An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.
Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection
Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.
Italian film star Lisi dies aged 78
Italian screen actress Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars including Frank Sinatra, dies at the age of 78.
Dude, Bueller and Wonka join registry
The Big Lebowski, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory are among 25 new additions to the US National Film Registry.
Austrian crooner Udo Juergens dies
Udo Juergens, one of the best-known pop stars in the German-speaking world and winner of Eurovision in 1966, dies at the age of 80.
SXSW sued by crash victims' families
The families of the victims of a fatal car crash at this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Texas are suing its organisers.
Madonna releases songs after leak
The singer surprises fans by releasing six tracks from her new album early after songs were leaked online.
Strictly final draws 11.5m viewers
A total of 11.5 million people watch as TV presenter Caroline Flack wins this year's series of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing.
Ferguson bows out of US talk show
Scots-born comedian Craig Ferguson hosts his last edition of US talk show The Late Late Show after a run of 10 years.
Journalist John Freeman dies at 99
The diplomat and journalist John Freeman, best known for his interviews for BBC television series Face to Face, dies at the age of 99.
VIDEO: Paul McCartney remembers Joe Cocker
Sir Paul McCartney says he is extremely sad to hear that the singer Joe Cocker has died.
VIDEO: Joe Cocker playing at Woodstock
Joe Cocker and the Grease Band perform "With a little help from my friends" at Woodstock festival in 1969.
VIDEO: Panto 'most difficult of all' acting
York Theatre Royal's long-serving panto dame, Berwick Kaler, tells BBC Breakfast what it takes to excel in the role of Widow Twanky or Mother Goose.
VIDEO: Apprentice winner "very confident"
Mark Wright, the winner of this year's Apprentice said he was "very confident" of success for his new business plans.
VIDEO: Elton and David's social media marriage
Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish have officially married, nine years after they held their civil partnership ceremony.
VIDEO: Tremors endanger Michelangelo's David
The Italian government is to spend around ?200,000 (156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
VIDEO: Who won The Apprentice final?
Lord Sugar picks his winner in The Apprentice final on BBC One - with Mark Wright and Bianca Miller vying to be his business partner.
VIDEO: Caroline Flack wins BBC's Strictly
Television presenter Caroline Flack and partner Pasha Kovalev have been voted winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
Never a Dahl moment: Esio Trot on TV
Dustin Hoffman and Judi Dench on age, romance and tortoises
Billy Cotton: A life less ordinary
Fearne Cotton looks at the life of her great-uncle Billy Cotton
Joe Cocker: Remembering rock's 'mad dog'
RIP Joe Cocker, the wild star with a remarkable voice
Tim Burton fixes sights on Big Eyes
Tim Burton on the art fraud that shocked America
Good Omens: How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
How Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote a book
The mystery of Chopin's death
His pickled heart has provided scientists with few answers
VIDEO: Can Luther King take on North Korea?
Can a Luther King biopic save Hollywood from censorship?
VIDEO: 'Golden age of animation'
Lego movie is 'golden age of animation'
'Stephen Colbert' now belongs to the ages
Reflections on Stephen Colbert?s legacy
What is The Interview really like?
The critics are divided on The Interview's merits
Making a Christmas special 'special'
Making a Christmas special 'special'

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