Authorities in Japan say a new island near Tokyo has grown more than 10 times in size since emerging during an underwater eruption in November 2013.
Amid a busy period of festive fixtures, footballers find time to enjoy the Christmas celebrations.
Hibernian turn in an impressive display to hammer Rangers on Kenny McDowall's first game in charge of the Ibrox side.
A court in Egypt reduces to one year the three-year jail sentences given to eight men for appearing in a video alleged to be of a gay marriage.
Top al-Shabab militant, Zakariya Ahmed Ismail Hersi, gives himself up, Somali officials say.
Rail passengers travelling to and from south Wales and London face "chaos" after engineering works overrun.
Former minister Norman Baker releases details of civil servants' recommendations for reforming drugs policy whose publication he says was blocked by the home secretary.
Four people remain in two Glasgow hospitals following the bin lorry crash in the city's George Square on Monday.
A sports and social club in west Belfast is gutted in a suspected arson attack.
BBC Sport football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on Unbroken star Jack O'Connell in his latest Premier League predictions.
Faster broadband and improved transport could help productivity grow faster in the English countryside than towns, the Environment Secretary says.
Dustin Diamond, who played Screech in Saved by the Bell, is accused of stabbing a man in a bar fight in the US.
Detectives investigating the death of a man in his 40s in east Belfast begin a murder inquiry and say he was beaten with an electric guitar.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has no plans to offload striker Mario Balotelli during January's transfer window.
Union bosses hold urgent talks with administrators acting for parcel delivery firm City Link.
Chaotic scenes at Finsbury Park station in north London, after all trains to and from London King's Cross are cancelled because of overrunning engineering work, forcing passengers to divert.
Former England captain Rio Ferdinand and Helen Skelton present a special countdown of the FA Cup's 50 Greatest Moments.
Stiliyan Petrov tells John Hartson he feels "alive again" after winning his fight against acute leukaemia.
Searches are continuing near Lough Erne in County Fermanagh for a missing 23-year-old-man.
Sweden's left-of-centre government reaches a budget deal with the main opposition resulting in a minority government and avoiding the need for snap elections.